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Prof. Malcolm Layfield

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Director and Conductor

Goldberg Ensemble
 
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Goldberg Ensemble
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Professor Malcolm Layfield
rncm.ac.uk, 28 Sept 2012 [cached]
Professor Malcolm Layfield DipRSAMD, FRNCM
Head of School of Strings; Tutor in Violin Biography:
Since founding the Goldberg Ensemble in 1982, Malcolm has become well known to audiences as its director and conductor. He has appeared with the ensemble in concerts and on radio and television throughout the world and has given many first performances of pieces written both for him and the ensemble, many of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
In March 2001 he directed the Goldberg Ensemble in its exciting new Contemporary Music Festival, in Manchester, Wolverhampton and Leeds, which was an acclaimed success and has now become firmly established in the new music season. He also conducted the ensemble in their first disc for Naxos of music by Nicola LeFanu and more recordings are planned.
In addition to his work with the Goldberg Ensemble, he is also leader of the London Bach Orchestra and has directed them in concerts at the Barbican and the Queen Elizabeth Hall and throughout Europe. He has appeared as guest leader and soloist with many orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, the Northern Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, he made his American debut as soloist at Carnegie Hall, followed by an invitation to be guest concertmaster at the Carmel Bach Festival in California.
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Malcolm plays a very fine Gennaro Gagliano violin of 1768.
Former Chetham’s violin teacher ...
www.thestrad.com, 9 June 2015 [cached]
Former Chetham’s violin teacher Malcolm Layfield cleared of rape Former Chetham's violin teacher Malcolm Layfield cleared of rape - The Strad THE STRAD LIBRARY
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Former Chetham's violin teacher Malcolm Layfield cleared of rape
The violinist, who had denied the charge, was also head of strings at the Royal Northern College of Music
June 9, 2015
Former Royal Northern College of Music head of strings Malcolm Layfield has been cleared of raping an 18-year-old student in the early 1980s when he was a violin teacher at Chetham's School of Music in the UK (pictured). A jury at Manchester Crown Court took less than 90 minutes to acquit Layfield, who had denied the allegation.
Layfield had admitted having 'inappropriate sexual relationships' with several former students, including his accuser, but pleaded not guilty to the rape - said to have happened in the back of his car at a camp in Cornwall, the summer after she left the school.
Following the initial incident, the two had a consensual relationship, but the accuser had claimed she 'went along' with the affair as she was under Layfield's 'power and influence', which was 'critical' to the success of her career.
'Today's unanimous verdict comes as a huge relief to Malcolm Layfield who would like to thank friends, family and his legal team and all those who have supported him over the last two years,' said Layfield's solicitor Matthew Claughton.
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Layfield resigned from his role at the RNCM in 2013 after police began investigating allegations made against him as part of Operation Kiso.
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Rape trial of former head of strings Malcolm Layfield begins in Manchester Former head of strings Malcolm Layfield charged with rape
Latest Legal News | Olliers Solicitors
www.olliers.com, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Professor Malcolm Layfield, former Head of Strings at the RNCM was today at the Manchester Crown Court found not guilty of an alleged rape dating back to 1982.
In 1996 Malcolm Layfield ...
ryedalefestival.co.uk, 14 Feb 2011 [cached]
In 1996 Malcolm Layfield took over as Artistic Director, and led the Festival from strength to strength, in part by inspired programme planning centred on national themes: Russia, France, America, Austria, England, Spain and Czech music.
Malcolm Layfield DipRSAMD ...
www.rncm.ac.uk, 26 Mar 2007 [cached]
Malcolm Layfield DipRSAMD
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Since founding the Goldberg Ensemble in 1982, Malcolm has become well known to audiences as its director and conductor.He has appeared with the ensemble in concerts and on radio and television throughout the world and has given many first performances of pieces written both for him and the ensemble, many of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
In addition to his work with the Goldberg Ensemble, he is also leader of the London Bach Orchestra and has directed them in concerts at the Barbican and the Queen Elizabeth Hall and throughout Europe.He has appeared as guest leader and soloist with many orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, the Northern Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.In 1995, he made his American debut as soloist at Carnegie Hall, followed by an invitation to be guest concertmaster at the Carmel Bach Festival in California.
As a conductor, he has performed at numerous festivals throughout Europe, South America and the Far East as well as performing in many successful performances with the Goldberg Festival Opera, including Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and most recently, Cosi fan tutte.
In March 2001 he directed the Goldberg Ensemble in its exiting new Contemporary Music Festival, in Manchester, Wolverhampton and Leeds, which was an acclaimed success and has now become firmly established in the new music season.He has recently conducted the Goldberg Ensemble in their first disc for Naxos of music by Nicola LeFanu and more recordings are planned for the coming season.
In addition to performing, he pursues a busy teaching schedule and in January 2001, he was appointed Head of School of Strings at the RNCM.He has given masterclasses at the Central Conservatory in Beijing and at Tokyo Gedai, and in June last year he conducted the Gedai Chamber Orchestra in the final concert of their prestigious series.He has also been Artistic Director of several important arts festivals, including the Strathclyde University Festival of Music, the Bowdon Festival and the Ribchester Festival of Music and Art.He has just completed 10 very successful years as the Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival.He plays a very fine Gennaro Gagliano violin of 1768.
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