Roy Goodman

Roy Goodman Irish Baroque OrchestraRoy Goodman is Principal Guest Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra.

He has worked as guest conductor with over 120 orchestras & opera companies worldwide – from Carnegie Hall, New York to the Royal Albert Hall Proms in London; from Berlin Philharmonic Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

In 2011 Radio New Zealand affectionately named him the ‘Rafa Nadal’ of conductors! Goodman was Music Director for fifteen years of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Händel Festspiele at the Badisches  Staatstheater in Karlsruhe and the Umeå Symphony Orchestra & Northern Opera Sweden; Conductor for seventeen years with the Västerås Sinfonietta in Sweden; Music Director of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in Winnipeg; First Principal Conductor of Holland Symfonia & Dutch National Ballet; Conductor of the Bachkoor Holland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. He has directed over 120 CDs ranging from Monteverdi’s sacred vocal music to Holst’s Planets, in addition to conducting more than forty world premières of contemporary music. His CD recordings of the complete Schumann symphonies for BMG/RCA Red Seal (Abbey Road 1993) received unanimous and outstanding critical praise in the worldwide press.