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Name: Randall Whittaker
Skills: Conductor
Phone: +44 113 222 3479
Fax: +44 113 243 8798
Address: Leeds, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Randall Whittaker is a graduate of the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has been the recipient of the Charles Brayrs Prestige Scholarship in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was awarded the UPE Research Bursary in 2000 and 2001. He has frequently performed as soloist and ensemble player. In 2001 he was invited on the adjudicating panel for the Charles Brayrs Prestige Scholarship.

The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra has performed some of his orchestral arrangements. He has recorded many prominent South African concerts, including that of the Inauguration of the New Feather Market Organ in Port Elizabeth.

He receives conducting training from the Maestro Vladimir Valek, Chief Conductor of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Permanent Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He made is South African conducting debut with renowned cellist Anmari van der Westhuizen as soloist. At 23 he was appointed Lecturer at the Konservatorium of the University of Stellenbosch, becoming the youngest South African holding such a position at that time.

2002 he is invited to conduct performances at the Taichung Culture Centre launching the Taiwan 2002 Year of Music. He has conducted concerts to great acclaim in France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Spain, Poland, Singapore and the United States of America. He currently holds a position at the Leeds College of Music, United Kingdom. He conducts the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra.



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