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Our Musical Director

Classical Roadshow is delighted to have conductor Benjamin Pope as its Musical Director.

Benjamin has conducted orchestras and choirs worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, and Hallé Orchestras, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and London Philharmonic Choir. A critically acclaimed conductor for dance, Benjamin is highly in demand and has been invited to work with many of the leading companies including the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. Benjamin is also an established composer, writing mainly for film and television, and a highly experienced conductor of live-to-projection film screenings with concerts including Harry Potter, Amadeus, Titanic and Star Wars. Benjamin is committed to music education and is delighted to be the Music Director of The Classical Roadshow, conducting their schools' concerts for massed children's choirs, professional soloists and orchestra. He is the principal conductor for RPO Resound, the Royal Philharmonic's education department, including their concert series Noisy Kids. He has much experience coaching younger people, including working with student and youth orchestras & choirs, and as a guest coach/adjudicator at the Purcell School. Ben has also worked on projects for young people such as First Time Live and Sound Around for Orchestras Live, which won a 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society award.

Staff and Trustees



Classical Roadshow is delighted to have the support of our president and vice-presidents.


Dame Cleo Laine

Vice Presidents:

Lady Brewer

Katie Derham

Carol Leighton (founder)

Ian Maclay

Professor Michael Mainelli

Adrian Watney

Classical Roadshow is run by a dedicated team of staff and trustees.


Alex Fryer Executive Producer


Anouk Menpes-Smith Schools Administrator



Stephen Swabey Chairman 

Geoffrey Hunter Treasurer


Sheila Bennett Concerts Manager

Fern Dickson

Jenny Robinson

Eliza Thompson

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