Conductor | Musical Director | Arranger
"The greatest credit must go to the musical director, Joe Davies, for his confident control of the many diverse musical elements of the work."
Seen and Heard International
"It was clear, once again, from the fine performance of Borodin’s Symphony No.2, that he has the imagination and command to give meaning and power to large-scale symphonic structures."
"I think we played better for Joe than we have ever played before. Joe was so clear about what he wanted, and made us feel we could achieve anything."
Member of Worcester Philharmonic
"It was a joy to be immersed in the performances of this talented young string ensemble [The Ripieno Players], under the confident and empowering direction of Joe Davies. He is certainly a conductor with something to say, and one to watch out for..."
Christopher Morley, Midlands Music Reviews
"Throughout his tenure at the Worcester Philharmonic, Joe has impressed us with his musical insights, his enthusiasm and encouragement, his patience and his sense of humour. There has been a demonstrable improvement in the standard of our concerts which has been obvious to both orchestra members and audience alike. Under Joe’s musical leadership our orchestra has grown in size and confidence under his baton"
Susan Kilgour, Chair of Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra
"Joe was on form throughout the concert, driving the orchestra with the distinctive gusto that has set him apart from his conducting contemporaries...He had conducted with no sheet music for Mahler [Symphony no. 4]– an indication, perhaps, of the time and dedication that he and his ensemble had put into their work."
"Joe is a fantastic asset to Leamington Sinfonia! He has 'inspired and supported the orchestra to reach new heights in our music-making"
Alex Morris, Chair of Leamington Sinfonia