Steven Lloyd-Gonzalez holds a Masters Degree in Conducting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having studied there with Andrew Mogrelia. He also received invaluable guidance from Sir Simon Rattle at this time. A period of further study followed, with renowned teachers, Christopher Adey, Frank Shipway and Kenneth Kiesler in the U.S.A. 

Lloyd-Gonzalez also assisted the Conductor Vernon Handley for a period, during his tenure with the English Symphony Orchestra. 

An association with the music of Sir Malcolm Arnold led to the opportunity of working with the composer on a concert devoted to his music in Muscat, Oman. Lloyd-Gonzalez returned to the Royal Opera House Muscat recently to conduct a rare performance of Arnold’s Organ Concerto. Other collaborations include work with composers Steve Reich, Alex Heffes, Thomas Simaku, Sven Helbig and Richard Rodney-Bennett. Frank Heckel’s ‘Skyfall Concerto’ recently received it’s first performance in Offenbach, Germany with Lloyd-Gonzalez as Conductor and Wayne Marshall as Organ soloist. 

In 2005 Lloyd-Gonzalez was appointed Chief Conductor of Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Egypt. The youngest Conductor ever to be appointed to that role at the time. It was during his tenure in Cairo that he was asked by Daniel Barenboim and Mariam Said to assist in securing auditions for Egyptian musicians who wished to perform with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra. Further appointments have included; Chief Conductor, Kur Sinfonie Bad Nauheim, Principal Guest Conductor, Capitol Symphony Orchestra Offenbach and Associate Conductor of Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, Germany. 

Steven has appeared with some of the UK’s leading orchestras, including: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Other International engagements have included appearances in the U.S.A. China, France, Germany, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt and Oman. 

Steven is the recipient of a number of prizes, including; The Salveson Baton, The Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicans and The Michael Beech Conducting Award. He is also an Honorary Member of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

He is the featured Conductor on a number of film scores, including French director Philippe De Broca’s final film, ‘Vipère Au Poing’, and also a number of game soundtracks, including; ‘Headhunter’ by Richard Jacques for Sega, and ‘Xenosaga’ by Yasunori Mitsuda for Sony. 

“Conductor Steven Lloyd-Gonzalez well defines the all-pervasive, mysterious undercurrent of the first movement.”