New Director of Music
20 October 2017
Craig Greene – Director of Music
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Greene as Stowe’s Director of Music from the begining of September 2018. Craig was a pupil at Stowe and holds first class degrees from both the Royal College of Music and Christ Church Oxford. At Oxford Craig was an instrumental and academic scholar: he won the Oxford University Conducting Competition in 2008 and was elected principal conductor of the Oxford University Philharmonia. At the RCM Craig studied piano with Ashley Wass, Dmitri Alexeev and Maia Griffin. He won numerous prizes - including the RCM Chamber Music with Piano Competition in 2012. Described by the Russian music critic Olga Ivannikova as a ‘great young English talent’, Craig is a versatile and hugely talented pianist who is also committed to a career in teaching. Since September 2013 has been a member of the St Paul’s School Music Department in London and he has held positions at St Catherine’s School, Bramley and the Milton Keynes Music Service. Craig frequently gives workshops, master classes, concerts and recitals. He has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors: his many achievements include a virtuoso performance at Stowe of Tchaikovsky’s 1st Concerto with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Carlo Ponti and Beethoven’s 3rd Concerto with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra conducted by Sian Edwards. Recent concerto appearances include Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Oxford Chamber Orchestra and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Craig will continue to build on Stowe’s growing reputation as a centre of musical excellence and his appointment will revive the golden years when the legendary Dr Huggins was Director of Music at Stowe under our founding headmaster, J.F. Roxburgh.
Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster