Eamonn Dougan read music at New College, Oxford, before continuing his vocal and conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Informed by his singing, Eamonn is an engaging communicator with a passion for Bach and 20th-century English repertoire amongst others.
He is Associate Conductor of The Sixteen and has directed the ensemble to considerable acclaim. He is directing a series of recordings of Polish Baroque music and works alongside Harry Christophers with Genesis Sixteen, the ensemble’s training scheme for young singers. He is also the founding Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices, with whom he has conducted a number of world premieres including AQUA by Eriks Esenvalds and Nico Muhly’s Looking Forward.
Passionate about choral music, Eamonn directs choirs and workshops across the UK and Europe. He is the Music Director for the Thomas Tallis Society and has recently been appointed Associate Director of the London Youth Choir. In September 2008 he was appointed a visiting professor to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he teaches ensemble singing and directs the Guildhall Consort. Recently he appeared as guest conductor with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Huddersfield Choral Society.
He has appeared on disc and on the concert platform throughout the world with many of Britain’s leading ensembles and is a member of the multi-award-winning I Fagiolini.