Fredrik Holm



WYO’s Music Director, Roland Fudge B Mus, ARCM, has just stepped down from his post after his last concert on 1st July 2017. He has served WYO loyally for a very long time on the Staff since the early ‘80’s, as one of the String Tutors and also as Conductor for some of our concerts. He is a musician of many talents – string player, orchestra leader and conductor, tutor and composer. The Orchestra wishes him all the best in his future endeavours, and hopes to keep in close contact with him.


The WYO's new Musical Director is Swedish-born Fredrik Holm, a local conductor, bassoonist, composer and music teacher who lives in Lancaster. Fredrik was known to the Orchestra before being appointed to the post in April 2017, not least because he performed a bassoon solo with the Orchestra in a concert in 2014. He is also a well-known musician who performs in many local ensembles and teaches in local schools. The WYO looks forward to welcoming him and his wealth of experience and his enthusiasm, which will no doubt contribute no end to the continuing success of the Orchestra's work going forward.




Teaching Staff


Pamela Redman - Upper String Tutor

Debby Howrie – String tutor
Rachel Moore - Lower Strings tutor
Catherine Scott – Woodwind tutor
Stuart Lewthwaite – Bass tutor
Stella Crompton – Brass tutor
Graham Harris - Lower Brass tutor
Joy Powdrill - Percussion tutor