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STEVE DUMMER - Director of Talkestra

Steve trained first as a clarinettist under the great Jack Brymer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and then conducting, studying at the Royal College of Music and a few summers at Dartington Summer School with Diego Masson who said he was “one of the best young conductors I have ever met”.

MeforwebsiteWhen he’s not working for Talkestra he is conductor of the Horsham Symphony Orchestra, Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra as well as many other professional and community groups, he plays, teaches and generally enthuses as much as he can about music anywhere he’s asked to go.

For more information about Steve's other activities and a list of selected forthcoming performances as a conductor or clarinettist go to

"Characterful, incandescent performances with disarmingly
Michael Finnissy
"Talkestra’s ‘family concert’ lived up
Patrick Harrex, Co-founder of Soundwaves
"This was a concert straight
Littelhampton Gazette
"The playing of the ensemble
Frances Guy, Curator of ‘Eye-Music:
"Talkestra’s enlightening presentations are entertaining,
Chris Gander, Artistic Director, Adur