Shrewsbury School

Old Salopian musician wins prestigious conducting fellowship

Thursday 6 September 2012

Fergus with John MooreFergus Macleod (Rt 2001-2006) has won the coveted Conducting Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which he will be taking up later this month. 

Fergus was a violinist in the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain during his time at Shrewsbury, and it was here that he began his conducting studies.  He went on to Cambridge to further his music studies after Shrewsbury, and his professional conducting debut was in 2009 with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fergus called in to the Maidment Building today to visit Head of Music, John Moore (pictured with Fergus, right).  He says he is excited about the prospect of studying in Glasgow and he expects the Fellowship to compliment his growing reputation as a conductor.  

He remembers his time at Shrewsbury with great affection and values the great resource that the Maidment Building provided to him.  He said he 'practically lived there' when he was at Shrewsbury.

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