Simon Halsey portrait, credit Matthias Heyde

Simon Halsey

Music Director

Simon Halsey is one of the world’s leading conductors of choral repertoire, regularly conducting prestigious orchestras and choirs worldwide. Halsey holds the position of Chief Conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir, frequently collaborating with such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Marek Janowski. He has been Chorus Director of the CBSO Chorus for over 30 years, and works closely there with the orchestra’s Music Director Andris Nelsons.