Allington Strings Conductor - MARK WESTWOOD-Gould

Mark studied Trombone, Double Bass and Voice at Cardiff University. He continued his post-graduate studies in composition, winning commissions to write pieces for the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra and having pieces performed and recorded by the BBC NOW conducted by Jac van Steen. Whilst at Cardiff University he conducted the University Contemporary Music Group and Chamber Orchestra.
Mark has developed and directed a 4 year composition project in partnership with Cardiff University, UWIC and the Arts Council for Wales, supporting young composers across 24 schools in South Wales. He went on to become an examiner, teacher and research fellow at Bristol University. He now teaches music at Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne.