Brussels Philharmonic | Joolz Gale

Joolz Gale


Recent winner of the OPUS Klassik, Joolz Gale is a versatile British conductor who not only offers a historically-informed approach to baroque, classical and early romantic repertoire but also an extensive knowledge of early 20th-century choral and symphonic repertoire. His passion for special projects and innovative programming has meanwhile seen him become one of the world’s leading arrangers of symphonic music.

Joolz Gale has conducted choirs and orchestras throughout Europe, and is founder and artistic director of Freigeist Ensemble (comprised of soloists from Germany’s top orchestras), performing with a wealthy array of artistic partners.

Born in rural England, Joolz Gale studied as a violinist at the University of Oxford before furthering his studies as a singer at Royal College of Music, London. Upon graduation he became an inaugural apprentice to the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, at which time he began to develop his skills as a conductor. In the same year, he became a finalist at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, resulting in an immediate invitation by Jonathan Nott to conduct and record his debut EP with the Bamberg Symphony and Bavarian Radio. Joolz Gale furthered his conducting studies with Sir Roger Norrington, with whom he developed a close relationship as assistant conductor with orchestras such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, SWR Symphony Stuttgart and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as several of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras.

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