Music Team


Andrew Mallon –  Conductor of Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Mallon was born in the town of Greenock, on the west coast of Scotland. Andrew studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) where he achieved a BMus (honours) degree and studied Tuba under Brian Kingsley, Robin Haggart and Ewan Easton as well as participating in master-classes with James Gourlay, Les Neish, Jens Bjorn-Larsenand and Kristian Steenstrup. Andrew was also a recipient of the Philip Jones Memorial Prize for brass with his Brass Quintet, Arcane Brass.

Andrew had played with many renowned orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Skipton Camerata and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Lowe, Mark Heron, Clarke Rundell and Chris Adey.

He has also worked with a number of brass and wind bands such as the Black Dyke Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, Foden’s Band, Inverclyde Schools Wind Orchestra and the West of Scotland Schools Concert Band.  As a conductor, Andrew has worked with orchestras and ensembles throughout the North of England and Scotland.

Joe Davies –  Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra

Joe is Musical Director of the Ripieno Players, the Cumbria Opera Group, SLAM Theatre, and Barricade Arts. Most importantly, he is Conductor of the Warrington Youth Chamber Orchestra, and has been since November 2018. Joe comes from Cumbria (the proper North), and is currently studying Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He began conducting when a member of the National Childrens’ Orchestra in 2009; after finding that he couldn’t play the cello part, he asked the conductor whether he could ‘just wave his hands instead’: ten years on, and he’s still trying to work out how to wave them properly…

Picture to follow shortly.



Karl Tomlin – Strings Tutor

Karl takes our pre-chamber strings group. He is a professional viola player and teacher.


Warwick Armstrong – Beginner woodwind tutor & joint junior concert band conductor

Warwick takes our beginner woodwind & junior concert band.


Carlie Ward – Strings Tutor

Carlie takes our beginner strings groups.


 Anne Marie Hynes – Flute and saxophone Tutor

Annie takes beginner woodwind groups.


 Ros Tomlin – Strings Tutor

Ros takes our junior strings group.