Ryan Bancroft

Ryan Bancroft is a conductor and instrumentalist who is deeply dedicated to the creation and
curation of modern music. He has assisted Pierre Boulez in a performance of his Sur Incises
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, premiered works by Sofia Gubaidulina, John Cage, James
Tenney, Anne LeBaron, and has worked closely with improvisers such as Wadada Leo Smith
and Charlie Haden. He is making his debut with the Nieuw Ensemble on their ‘An Evening of Today’

Ryan earned his BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in trumpet with side
studies in harp, flute, Ghanaian music and dance, and ballet as well as receiving a MMus with
distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in orchestral conducting where he actively
conducted orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, and RedNote. In Scotland he was also active as a trumpet player with the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He is currently involved in the Nationale Master Orkestdirectie
through the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
where he is given the opportunity to work with several Dutch and European orchestras in
capacities such as assisting, masterclasses, and performances. His main mentors are Edward
Carroll, Kenneth Montgomery, Ed Spanjaard, and Jac van Steen.

Future engagements in an assistant capacity and performances include those with the Prague
Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, Noord Nederlands Orkest,
Residentie Orkest, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, and a masterclass with Daniele Gatti
and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra.


About aneveningoftoday

An Evening of Today is an annual platform for young creatives launched in 2013 by the Nieuw Ensemble in Amsterdam.