Former COC Ensemble Studio member Steven Philcox’s previous COC credits include assistant conductor of Idomeneo, conductor of the Ensemble Studio production of Così fan tutte and Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni, the assistant conductor of Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville and Così fan tutte, conductor of the Ensemble Studio production of The Bear, the Commissioning Concerts for the FSCPA*, and his conducting debut with Albert Herring in 2004. In 2006 he conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Governor General’s Awards in honour of Richard Bradshaw. In 2003, Mr. Philcox made his Alice Tully Hall debut at Lincoln Center in a recital with American tenor William Ferguson. Mr. Philcox has been heard in recital on national radio programs in Canada and the U.S. and has worked with many renowned singers including Richard Margison, Measha Brueggergosman and Isabel Bayrakdarian. He also serves as vocal coach, assistant conductor and répétiteur for the COC.