Academic Staff Directory

Jeremy Wiles

Jeremy Wiles

Ensemble Direction
Academic school:
Job title:
Ensemble Direction
Higher qualifications:

BMus Performance, DipRAM

Biography:

 

Performing

Jez has performed with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and English National Opera; on musicals in London including The Lion King, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Hair, The Lord of The Rings, The Bodyguard, Stephen Ward, The Scottsboro Boys, In The Heights, Beautiful, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Elf; toured the US with Imogen Heap, Japan with the LSO and the UK with Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra; played on TV with Gareth Malone, on film and TV such as Beyond The Sea, Pan, Dads Army, Downton Abbey, Antman and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with Tony Christie; recorded albums with Foy Vance, Brian Eno, Leo Abrahams, Ramshackle Crow, Rosabella Gregory and Daniel Mulhern; played live with Lisa Stansfield, Goldie, The Leisure Society, Gareth Lockrane‘s Big Band, Andrew Poppy’s Sustaining Ensemble, Evelyn Nallen’s Zero Gravity, John Etheridge‘s Zappatistas and Peter Weigold‘s Notes Inégales and he’s been a member and more recently a bateria director of Paraiso School of Samba in London since it began in 2002.

Teaching

Jez has worked with Orchestra education departments such as LSO Discovery and ENO Baylis, devised creative composition workshops, frameworks and written music in partnership with schools, taught and directed samba groups on the street and in schools, and given classes at Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban and The Academy of Contemporary Music. As well as teaching at London College of Music he is a workshop leader with Create.