OFE offers some of the finest musical talent the UK has to offer, united by our love of music and commitment to engaging new audiences with climate change and the natural world.
Myrddin Rees Davies
photo credit: Inis Oirr Asano
Lucía Polo Moreno
photo credit: Elfriede Liebenow
John Warner | Founder & Artistic Director
John Warner is Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra for the Earth, Conductor in Residence with Oxford Opera, and has conducted orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic. He also regularly assists conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, working with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Dresden Staatskapelle, Wiener Symponiker and others. Other recent invitations have included Het Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival in Amsterdam, British Youth Opera and King’s Place. He has participated in masterclasses with Marin Alsop and was a Britten Pears Young Artist 2020.
Equally at home in the operatic repertoire, he recently conducted the premiere of a new opera, Der Atlantis-Code by Frank Schwemmer at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. He conducts a full-scale production each year as Music Director of Oxford Opera, and has previously worked with Anthony Negus at Longborough Festival Opera on their productions of Die Fliegende Holländer and Der Ring des Nibelungen. Read more.
Victoria Gill | Leader
Victoria is a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studies with Philippe Honoré. Having played the violin for eighteen years, she has enjoyed performing at prestigious venues across the world. She was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for three years, and studied at the Purcell School of Music, with violin teacher Tony Cucchiara. It was here that she realised her love for chamber music, being selected to perform with her string quartet at the Wigmore Hall in 2015. She went on to win the Rosemary Rappaport Prize for Outstanding Musicianship (2015). Victoria graduated with a First Class degree in Music from Christ Church, Oxford. During her time at Oxford she studied with Yossi Zivoni and was an apprentice of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She gave numerous recitals and achieved a place on the Young Artists Platform. Victoria was Leader of the Oxford University Orchestra, Ensemble ISIS, and various other ensembles while an undergraduate. She has enjoyed masterclasses in recent years with Vadim Repin, Markus Daünert and Tasmin Little. Victoria is a recipient of awards from The Countess of Munster Trust and Help Musicians UK. She is also a scholar at the Royal Academy, where she has enjoyed leading the Academy Symphony Orchestra, Manson Ensemble and performing with the Academy Soloists.
Photograph of John Warner © 2019 Zain Odho.