Conductor

Marcello Palazzo

Marcello Palazzo is a conductor, composer, pianist and singer of Italian origin. He has had a
lot of experience conducting student ensembles and during his undergrad conducted the
principal symphony orchestra at Durham University for two years, the Chamber Choir and
Concert Opera societies. Amongst others, Marcello has received tuition from Timothy Burke,
Peter Stark, Jac van Steen, Paul Murphy and currently studies with Jessica Cottis. He was
also recently invited to take part in a masterclass with the Oxford Philharmonic orchestra and
Marios Papadopoulos in February 2022. Marcello is studying for an MSt in Composition at
New College, Oxford, and has written for groups such as Trio Anima, the BBC Singers, the
Castalian Quartet – who will perform his string quartet, Hive, in May 2022 – and soloists
including Sir Thomas Allen. Marcello is thrilled to be the next conductor for OUPhil and is
very much looking forward to working on exciting projects with the orchestra in the coming
year.


Past Conductors

Michaelmas 2021 – Hilary 2022: Marinu Leccia, Linacre
Trinity 2021: Vacant due to Covid-19
Trinity 2020 – Hilary 2021: Will Harmer, Worcester
Trinity 2019 – Hilary 2020: Charlotte Corderoy, Hertford
Trinity 2018 – Hilary 2019: Joseph Beesley, St Catherine’s
Trinity 2017 – Hilary 2018: Hannah Schneider, St John’s
Trinity 2016 – Hilary 2017: Matthew Reese, St Anne’s
Trinity 2015 – Hilary 2016: John Warner, St Peter’s
Trinity 2014 – Hilary 2015: Jacob Swindells, Merton
Trinity 2013 – Hilary 2014: Cayenna Ponchione, Merton
Trinity 2012 – Hilary 2013: Harry Sever, Queen’s
Trinity 2011 – Hilary 2012: Benjamin Goodson, Hertford
Trinity 2010 – Hilary 2011: Matthew Lynch, St Hugh’s
Trinity 2009 – Hilary 2010: David O’Neill, Univ
Trinity 2008 – Hilary 2009: Craig Greene, Christ Church
Trinity 2007 – Hilary 2008: Jonathan Lo, St Peter’s
Trinity 2006 – Hilary 2007: Hugh Brunt, New
Trinity 2005 – Hilary 2006: Samuel Draper, Univ
Trinity 2004 – Hilary 2005: Paul Wingfield, Lincoln
Trinity 2003 – Hilary 2004: Philip Mann
Trinity 2002 – Hilary 2003: John Traill
Trinity 2001 – Hilary 2002: Tagbo Ilozue
Trinity 2000 – Hilary 2001: Chris Ward
Trinity 1999 – Hilary 2000: Rufus Frowde
Trinity 1998 – Hilary 1999: Tim Ribchester
Trinity 1997 – Hilary 1998: Pavel Kotla
Trinity 1996 – Hilary 1997: Laura Wakeley
Trinity 1995 – Hilary 1996: Jason Lai
Trinity 1994 – Hilary 1995: Paul Kildea
Trinity 1993 – Hilary 1994: Ashley Goodall
Trinity 1992 – Hilary 1993: Sarah Ioannides


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