Performing Arts & Festival Management
Duncan Brickenden trained at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Whilst in London, he was assistant musical director of the West End Gospel Choir and artistic director of Soho Gospel. Having conducted and directed choirs & casts throughout the West End including the current Phantom of the Opera cast, he established himself as one of the leading MDs and vocal coaches in London.
As a singer, Duncan has held contracts previously with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen. For the latter two years of his time in London, he complemented his musical career with arts and events management working for Home House and The Ivy, and as Festival Curator of Pride in London which, for 2015 and 2016, welcomed one million people to Pride with over fifty-two events in its programme. During his position here, he established fruitful relationships with the Natural History Museum, the V &A, Soho Theatre, Camden Roundhouse, amongst others. In September 2016, Duncan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).