Rupert has been WCSM Director of Music since 2010.
Originally from the UK, Rupert’s background and training is in music performance and education. He is Musical Director of the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra, appointed in 2008. Following the study of conducting in London at the Royal Academy of Music, he achieved success in international conducting competitions in both Japan and Hungary, which led to large number of engagements in Europe. His work as a guest conductor in New Zealand includes the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Manukau City Symphony Orchestra and the St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra.
Rupert holds a B.Mus. from the University of Surrey.