Roy Stratford was very lucky to have had a music teacher at school who had been a student of the great Austrian modernist composer Anton Webern, and who inspired in him a great love of music.
Roy went on to study music at Reading University and the Royal College of Music and has since developed a very varied musical career as a pianist, conductor, composer and lecturer.
As a pianist, Roy has worked with many fine musicians, including Jack Brymer, Gervase de Peyer, John Harle, Susan Milan and Tony Lamb. He also has a regular duo partnership with violinist Oliver Nelson.
Roy has been conductor of the Woking Symphony Orchestra since 1984. His compositions and arrangements have been published by Oxford University Press and Faber Music. He also lectures regularly at Wigmore Hall and West Dean College and teaches piano and chamber music at St Paul’s School.