Musical Director

Scott Stroman

Scott Stroman is a conductor, composer, trombonist and singer in a uniquely broad range of musical styles, from jazz to classical, contemporary, and world music. 

A native of the USA based in London since 1982, he founded EV in 1991 and is director of the London Jazz Orchestra, artistic director of Highbury Opera Theatre, Director of Music at the American International Church, and a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he developed and directed their world-class jazz programme.

He created and directed the London Philharmonic Orchestra's innovative cross-genre Renga ensemble, was conductor of the LPO's Future First and Hit Squad ensembles, and works with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and jazz groups throughout the UK and Europe.

His numerous compositions include choral song cycles, jazz orchestra suites, orchestral music, stage musical works The Weekend (an opera based on Michael Palin’s play), Fever Pitch the OperaAs You Like It and Fables, and numerous shorter compositions, tunes and songs. 

He often arranges for and directs programmes bringing together orchestral musicians with jazz, folk and popular artists including Youssou N’Dour, Herbie Hancock, Goran Bregovich, Phil Collins and Seu George.

He has performed with Billy Cobham, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid, Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Norma Winstone and numerous other jazz artists, and co-leads the Stroman-Jönsson project with Swedish saxophonist Cennet Jönsson.

In addition to his work at the Guildhall School, Stroman has led hundreds of workshops in singing, conducting, improvisation and performance throughout the UK and Europe.

He often conducts youth orchestras, choirs and bands and was conductor of both the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia's Young Sinfonia.

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