The Collaborative Orchestra have only gone from strength to strength since their first rehearsal in early 2012, followed by a debut concert at St John’s Smith Square, one of the most prestigious concert halls in London.After achieving fame through their performance of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ on the popular ITV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, the group have brought their unique, diverse sound to an international audience.The ensemble went on to play for the Queen at the Epsom Derby following their semi-final performance in front of a 10 million-strong TV audience.They are now managed worldwide by Noel Music Management
With a lifetime’s worth of publications and credits, composer, conductor, record producer and musical director Derek Williams has a wealth of experience in music production. Derek has seen his vast catalogue of work used in 21 feature films, television documentaries and mini-series, and even 15 album titles. He has contributed towards a number of high-ranking award successes, including a BAFTA for ‘The Making of Longbird’, an Oscar for ‘Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and Triple Platinum record sales for ‘Come in Spinner’ by ABC. He works as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and is now managed worldwide by Noel Music Management
At just 28 years of age, this young Spanish conductor is quickly gaining recognition for his passionate and in depth approach to music, having already conducted in Europe, America and Asia. Pablo Urbina has worked with musicians such as Bernard Haitink, John Wilson, Vladimir Jurowski, Midori Goto, Juan Diego Florez, Cecilia Bartoli, Randy Newman, Pablo Mielgo, Martin André and John Williams to name a few, and has conducted orchestras including the Malaga Philharmonic (Spain), National Youth Orchestra of Portugal, Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Farnborough Symphony, ESF Orchestra (Hong Kong) and the Royal College of Music Film Orchestra (which he co-founded), and has worked in venues including the Royal Albert
Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Walt Disney Hall. He is currently the Music director of the London City Orchestra, and maintains a busy diary working in projects ranging from recording sessions to multimedia and cross-genre projects. Urbina is also very passionate about opera, having worked with Navarra Symphony Orchestra and Baluarte Opera Foundation (Spain), Harmonia Orchestra (in concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic) and Chamber Opera of Navarra (Spain). With this last one he gave the world premiere in Spanish of Karl Jenkins´ “Eloise”. Urbina has also participated in master classes with renowned conductors such as Colin Metters, Wilson
Hermanto and Howard Williams.