One of the most experienced and innovative conductors of wind bands in the UK, Keiron Anderson, undertook the role of Musical Director of the Leeds-based Phoenix Concert Band in 2003. Under his leadership, the Phoenix Concert Band has seen tremendous growth in professionalism, expertise and membership.
Keiron comes to the Phoenix Concert Band from north of the border via the Royal Northern College of Music, where his main instruments were trumpet and keyboard.
It was at the Royal Northern College of Music where Keiron learned his craft as an orchestral conductor, founding a big band in addition to a light orchestra during his studentship there.
As well as directing the Phoenix Concert Band in Leeds, Keiron Anderson is also the Musical Director for several other music groups around the UK.
Keiron Anderson's versatility in musical styles is evidenced in his directorship of the north of England's premier ten-piece brass ensemble - Yorkshire-based Harlequin Brass, whose repertoire ranges from classical to ragtime, blues, jazz and popular music.
Beyond the boundaries of Yorkshire, Keiron has been Musical Director of the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra since 2006, a partnership which has resulted in the accolade of being recorded and broadcast by the BBC. In addition to his permanent directorship roles, Keiron is also guest conductor with The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain.
Whether in his role as performer, composer, musical director, conductor or adjudicator, Keiron's overriding philosophy is that music should be accessible to all, and that the emotional content of the music should be brought to life for the audience. The Phoenix Concert Band wholeheartedly supports Keiron's aim, with the result that the band is going from strength to strength under his leadership.