Harry Sever

Assistant Conductor

British conductor and composer Harry Sever studied at Oxford University and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Academy of Music. Recent and upcoming engagements include concerts with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carmen (Opera North), Fantasio (Garsington), La traviata (Opera Holland Park), Cendrillon (Bampton Classical Opera), The Nutcracker (Peter Schaufuss Ballet), as well as projects with The Royal Danish Opera, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and British Youth Opera. A finalist at both the LSO's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and Athens International Conducting Competition, he has worked on the music staff at ENO, Den Jyske Opera, and the Grange Festival, collaborating with orchestras including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symfoniorkester, and the Britten Sinfonia, and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Barbican. From the 2022/23 season, Harry takes up the position of Music Director of the Cambridge Philharmonic. Recent composition highlights include commissions for BBC Radio 4, the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival and Sell-A-Door productions. Passionate about outreach work, he is a regular collaborator with the Royal Opera House, ENO, and Streetwise Opera, bringing music to the wider community.