Charles Hazlewood


About Charles Hazlewood - World Renowned Conductor, and Speaker on Trust & Teamwork:

Two times TED speaker, Charles Hazlewood is a British conductor of international renown. He has conducted some of the greatest classical repertoire with some of the best orchestras in the world. But Charles Hazlewood is more than a conductor, he is a visionary with a mission to bring the ever modern joy of orchestral music to a new audience and in doing so, change lives and communities for the better.

Dubbed, the 'British Bernstein' by the New York Sun, Hazlewood believes that music can overcome barriers of language, class and culture and has proved this over his career: an opera company recruited from black townships in South Africa that won the Golden Bear Award for best film, a pay-what-you-can orchestral music festival attended by 1000’s of people who had never heard an orchestra live before, and the world’s first orchestra of disabled musicians, who played alongside Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 paralympics and continue to tour, world demonstrating the incredible creative talent of disabled people to new audiences all over the world. And these are just the headlines.

Hazlewood is not only well known for what he has achieved but how he achieved it. Eschewing the model of conductor as dictator; he has evolved a creative leadership style that has won the hearts and minds of many in the world of arts, business, education, sports, medicine and industry.

Hazlewood guest-conducts orchestras around the world and is a familiar figure on British TV and radio.

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What Charles Hazlewood Talks About: 

Drawing on his experience of conducting orchestras and leading musical projects around the world Hazlewood speaks on a number of themes:

  • Leading the perfect performance
  • Fostering creativity
  • Embracing change
  • The centrality of trust 

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    Simply inspirational. It's very rare for a presenter to have the ability to make an audience laugh and cry in the same talk. Very moving and thought provoking. He managed to make it relevant to everyone in the audience, whatever their roles in the organisation.

    Dawn Haywood, Education Director, Windsor Academy Trust

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