Glyn Oxley graduated from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in music. He studied conducting as part of his and his first concert was with the university chamber orchestra. Glyn has since worked with ensembles of all ages and abilities including the National Children’s Orchestra, Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra, Prima Corda, ENCORE and Junior ESTA. He is the conductor of Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and was appointed conductor of Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra in January 2014.
He studied cello first with Josephine Knight and then Jeanette Mountain and William Conway. He worked as a freelance orchestral player, conductor and lower strings teacher in the North East and moved to Gloucestershire in 1993.
Glyn is musical director of Gloucester Academy of Music; a junior conservatoire for the southwest affiliated with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He works with talented young musicians from the ages of 5 to 18. He is also an active orchestral and chamber musician; currently principal cellist of the Midland Sinfonia and member of the Alvechurch and Montpellier string quartets.