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
"The Eden Valley Opera Company, directed by their inspiring, up and coming conductor, Joe Davies, gave a spirited interpretation of this one act opera. This promising young conductor expertly led his fine musicians through the many twists and turns of this tragic but entertaining Baroque drama - he held them firmly in his grasp from start to finish."
Cumberland and Westmorland Herald
"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."
"I was expecting beforehand quality from the band given that I know music director Joe Davies to be an exceptional musician"
Daily Info, Oxford