Neil Mantle MBE - Conductor of Scottish Sinfonia
He has conducted for both BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and has appeared frequently with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 1994 he made his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to his work with Scottish Sinfonia, Neil is also Musical Director of the Edinburgh Bach Choir.
Neil Mantle has a large repertoire of some 350 scores conducted at public concerts. Although he is at home in a wide range of schools and styles, he is especially regarded as an exponent of British Music: most noteably Elgar and Vaughan Williams.
Neil is a specialist choral examiner to the Associated Board - making his first foreign tour with them between June and August of 1998. He is a member of the Royal Society of Musicians and holds a recently bestowed degree of the Royal Academy of Music.
In the June 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Neil Mantle was awarded an MBE for services to Music in Scotland.