Russell Keable is one of the UK’s most exciting musicians, praised as a conductor in both the national and international press. “Keable and his orchestra did magnificently,” wrote the Guardian; “one of the most memorable evenings at the South Bank for many a month,” said the Musical Times.
In four decades with KSO, Keable has established the group as one of the UK’s finest non-professional orchestras, known for its ambitious programming of contemporary music. He has led performances of works by British composers including Robin Holloway, David Matthews, Peter Maxwell Davies, John McCabe, Joby Talbot and John Woolrich.
Keable has received particular praise as a champion of the music of Erich Korngold: the British première of the composer’s Die tote Stadt in 1996 was hailed as a triumph, and research in Los Angeles led to a world première of music from Korngold’s film score for The Sea Hawk.