Associate Musical director
Quintin Beer is a founding member and subsequently Associate Musical Director of Mousai. He will direct the group at two lunchtime recitals at St James's Church Piccadilly in February and May 2019
In addition to his role with Mousai, he is Director of Music at St Cuthbert’s Church, Earl’s Court and Musical Director of Yateley Choral Society.
Recent career highlights include being appointed the Associate Music Director with Pegasus Chamber Choir and winning second prize at the Dima International Music Competition in Cluj, Romania.
Quintin is frequently invited to conduct choirs, choral societies and orchestras in and around London. Recent conducting performances include Vivaldi Gloria and Bach motets at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Pegasus), Mozart’s Requiem, Puccini Messa di Gloria and Orff Carmina Burana (Yateley Choral Society), the Byrd 5-part mass and Philip Moore Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at St James’s Piccadilly (Mousai) and Buxtehude Klag-Lied as part of the Royal Academy of Music's Festival of Space. Prior to this, Quintin has conducted the Rodolfus Choir live on BBC Radio 3, and has assisted on Shadwell Opera and work-shopped with the BBC Singers. Future engagements include Fauré’s Requiem with Yateley Choral Society and Christmas concerts with . In June 2019, Quintin will be re-surfacing the oratorio Andromeda by Cyril Bradley Rootham as part of the Charles Kingsley Festival in Eversley, Hampshire and in November 2020, he will conduct the Centenary Chorus in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at Guildford Cathedral.
A music graduate of St John’s College Cambridge, Quintin became an Assistant Conductor for the University in 2013, conducting concerts and fully staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (including two in one day!) and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. He has studied orchestral conducting with Peter Stark and Cathal Garvey and has previously assisted Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra.
Quintin sings regularly in London churches and cathedrals and sang in the choirs of St John’s College Cambridge and the Choir of St Thomas, Fifth Avenue and variously under the direction of Christopher Robinson, David Hill, Ralph Allwood, Andrew Nethsingha and the late John Scott.
Quintin is keen to share these experiences with others. He was Musician-in-Residene at North London Collegiate School until 2017 and continues to work on the annual Eton Choral Courses. He is currently studying Choral Conducting with Patrick Russill at the Royal Academy of Music.