Musical Director

Joe Davies

Joe Davies is Musical Director of the UK Proms in the Park Orchestra, Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra, Leamington Sinfonia, Midland Concert Orchestra, Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra, and Ripieno Players; Artistic Director of Cumbria Opera Group and CoMA East Midlands; and a Musical Director for Barricade Arts and SLAM Theatre.

He was Artistic Director of the Cumbria Opera Festivals 2021 and 2023, involving artists such as Roderick Williams OBE and Joan Rodgers CBE. Highlights include collaborations with Laura van der Heijden, Jess Gillam, and Xhosa Cole and Premieres from Howard Skempton, Martin Bussey, and Alex Ho; MD credits include Candide at the Oxford Playhouse, and Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Trouble in Tahiti, A Hand of Bridge, Acis and Galatea, Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas with the Cumbria Opera Group.

Joe graduated with a first-class degree in music from St Peter’s College, Oxford, before graduating with Distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied Orchestral Conducting under Michael Seal.