Nicholas Cleobury has an international reputation as an operatic, orchestral and choral conductor, having conducted throughout the UK, much of Europe and Scandinavia and extensively further afield.

Nicholas Cleobury was Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane until 1 June 2019. He has conducted THE MAGIC FLUTE, ALBERT HERRING, with Director Bruce Beresford, L'ETOILE, a double bill of Ravel's L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES and Debussy's L'ENFANT PRODIGUE, with Director Stephen Barlow making his Australian debut and recently the World Premiere of Paul Dean's DRY RIVER RUN.

In this time he also conducted concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, made debut concerts with the Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and conducted concerts for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. His 2020 Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with the Theater Academie and Munich Radio Orchestra was stopped by Covid just before the opening night.

SEMELE (RWCMD, MWO, Academy of Ancient Music February 2017):
“Nicholas Cleobury conducted with admirable pace and panache.”

“Nicholas Cleobury has produced a cracker. Through it all, music was the star.”

“...subtly nuanced period performance...the evening's most delectable sounds, incisive and expressive.”

WAAPA/Perth (April 2017)
“Profoundly moving. Here and elsewhere conductor Nicholas Cleobury coaxed vocal wonders from his student forces.”
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