Pegasus are delighted to welcome Quintin Beer as our associate musical director, chosen from a strong field of outstanding candidates. During this year-long appointment Quintin will assist our musical director, Matthew Altham, with rehearsals, programming and planning. He will direct the choir in a performance for the first time on October 25, at St Martin in the Fields, London.
Quintin studied music at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was an assistant conductor for the university, conducting concerts and fully staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. He is director of music at St Cuthbert’s Church, Earls Court, musical director of Yateley Choral Society, and a founding member and associate musical director of the professional ensemble Mousai. Quintin has conducted the Rodolfus Choir live on BBC Radio 3, and has worked with Shadwell Opera and the BBC Singers. He was recently awarded second prize at the Dima International Music Competition for choral conducting in Cluj, Romania.
As a singer, Quintin sang in the choirs of St John’s College, Cambridge and St Thomas, Fifth Avenue, New York. He continues to sing regularly in London churches and cathedrals. Quintin was musician-in-residence at North London Collegiate School until 2017 and continues to work on the annual Eton Choral Courses. He is currently studying choral conducting with Patrick Russill at the Royal Academy of Music.