About Orr Guy

Orr Guy was born in 1988 in Israel. He began his musical education as a saxophone player at the age of 10. He was granted with scholarships by the America Israel Cultural Foundation twice during the years 2004-2008 and was granted with an excellent scholarship during the years 2008-2010. At 2007 he won the third prize at the Nova Gorica Saxophone Competition and Meeting, Slovenia.

Orr completed his Bachelors Degree in Conducting at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University with Maestro Yi-An Xu and the later went on to study for a Masters in the discipline at the Royal Northern College Of Music in September 2016 under the tutelage of Clark Rundell & Mark Heron.

He won first prize at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Chamber Music Competition for his performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire Du Soldat suite, was awarded twice a conducting scholarship by the America Israel Cultural Foundation in 2014 and in 2018, three additional scholarships for his academic achievements between 2011 and 2013 and in 2017 he participated in the 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg international conducting competition – Poland and won RNCM’s Mortimer Furber Prize for Conducting for the 2017/18 academic year.

In July 2016 he took part in the Weimar masterclass under the guidance of renowned conducting teacher Nicolás Pasquet (Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar). Maestro Pasquet chose him to continue to the course’s second round where he conducted the Leipzig Radio Orchestra. In July of the following year, Orr Guy was the first Israeli to be accepted as an active participant at the Järvi academy where he was coached daily by famous Maestri Paavo and Neeme Järvi. This culminated in a final concert conducting the course orchestra. After he graduated Orr was invited in September 2018 to conduct BBC Philharmonic at RNCM conducting Masterclass

More recently, he has taken part in several masterclass with Sir Mark Elder, Howard Williams and Zsolt Nagy. In June 2018 he stepped in to conduct RNCM Symphony Orchestra at the Bridgewater hall after famous maestro Yan pascal Tortelier cancelled in less then a week notice. He has conducted the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Savaria Symphony orchestra, Symphonette Ra’anana, Mozart Liverpool Orchestra, Meitar Ensemble and has performed at the Bridgewater hall, Wigmore hall, Neue Weimar halle and Pärnu concert hall.

Whilst studying at RNCM, he worked regularly as Assistant Conductor to Vasily Petrenko with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Juanjo Mena with the BBC Philharmonic.

Orr Guy

Saxophone, Conducting, Classical

Manchester, United Kingdom
Grant Recipient

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