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Musical Director

Born in Swindon, Malcolm studied flute with Wilfred Smith (Principal Flute-Covent Garden Orchestra) and enjoys a busy and varied schedule of both playing and conducting.  Malcolm relishes working with the Band and makes the most of its flexibility and willingness to take on a range of styles and degrees of difficulty.

As a conductor, in addition to Swindon Concert Band, Malcolm has a number of musical theatre credits to his name, including major productions with SALOS at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.  He held the post of Director of Music with the Band of the Wiltshire Constabulary for thirteen years and worked regularly with Swindon Opera for 10 years and also conducted two large productions of Bizet’s Carmen for MJ Music and Arts in Swindon and Cheltenham.  Malcolm is also currently Musical Director of Swindon Symphony Orchestra.

Malcolm is Principal Flute of the British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO), with whom he regularly tours the UK, playing in some of the country’s most prestigious venues, and with whom he has performed as a soloist.  BPSO was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.  The BPSO will be making a welcome return to Symphony Hall, Birmingham in December.  Locally, Malcolm is principal flute of the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra, which performs regularly in Chippenham and with whom he has performed concertos by Mozart and Ibert.  He has also performed the Reinecke Flute concerto with the Asklepios Orchestra in Birmingham. He guest-conducted the Marlborough Concert Orchestra’s spring concert in 2022. In May 2024 he will guest conduct the British Police Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Elgar’s Cello concerto at Ripon Cathedral.