"The Sjaelland Symphony Orchestra was in top form and sparklingly Italian under the leadership of the British conductor David Angus”
(Lolland-Falsters Folketidende, 2006)
"David Angus’s conducting ... produced the most elegant and lively music-making of the weekend."
(New York Times, 2006)
"The spotlight at this weekend's Utah Symphony concert was clearly on guest conductor David Angus, who made a stunning debut in a program of Britten, Mahler and Bruckner."
(Deseret News, 2008)
“It’s a marker of how far the company [Boston Lyric Opera] as a whole has come in the past few years to note that the star of the evening was seated in the pit. In recent seasons, music director David Angus has succeeded in turning what was once a wildly uneven ensemble – capable of a good performance one night and a desultorily raged read-through the next – into a sharply focused, musically expressive and stylistically nimble orchestra.”
(Kalen Ratzlaff for Opera News Magazine, 2012)
"Obviously, David Angus’s equally nuanced conducting played a large part in the scene’s success. His subtle yet eloquent and warm rendering of Bellini’s [I Puritani] delicate web of reminiscences and orchestration was a sine qua non of this success.”
(Joseph Morgan for The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2014)
English conductor David Angus has spent his early years in Belfast. He was a boy chorister under Sir David Willcocks at King’s College in Cambridge. He read music at the University of Surrey, where he specialized as a pianist, then went on to finish his training first in Leeds University then in the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with a Fellowship in Conducting. There he won three Ricordi prizes for his opera conducting.
David Angus began his conducting career at Glyndebourne Opera where he contributed to many productions, such as Così Fan Tutte, Kátya Kabanová, Eugene Onegin and Tippett’s New Year, as well as concerts (Verdi Requiem, Messiah). Moving to Italy, David Angus started his international reputation and conducted in Milano, Bologna, Torino and Modena.
He spent several years as Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders (Het Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen) and helped establishing it as Belgium’s most exciting and successful new orchestra. His energy and ambitious programming led to sellout audiences in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. He remains the Honorary Conductor.
David Angus made his US debut in 2006 with Glimmerglass Opera, in upstate New York, with a production of Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. His fruitful period as Music Director of Glimmerglass Opera was followed by a post as the Music Director of Boston Lyric Orchestra.
David Angus conducts every season the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, both in concert and in the recording studio. He is a guest conductor at concert halls and opera houses across Northern Europe.