Eamonn Dougan read music at New College, Oxford, before continuing his vocal and conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He now pursues a busy schedule working as both singer and conductor.
He is the first associate conductor of the world renowned vocal ensemble The Sixteen and has directed the ensemble to considerable acclaim at concert halls and festivals across England and Europe, including performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kingʼs Place and his début at the Concertgebouw, Holland. Eamonn is principal guest conductor of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and choral director of Britten Sinfonia Voices. He is a regular guest conductor with Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, Poland, the Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid and the St Endellion Festival Chorus & Orchestra.
As a soloist Eamonn has sung with The Academy of Ancient Music, the Gabrieli Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, and the Orchestra of The Sixteen under conductors including Edward Higginbottom, Nicholas Kramer, Paul McCreesh, Jeffrey Skidmore and Harry Christophers. His solo recordings include Bachʼs St John Passion (Naxos 8.557296–97) and St Matthew Passion, Handelʼs Messiah (Naxos 8.570131–32) and Brahmsʼs Requiem in its two-piano version as well as motets by Giovanni Grillo with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, and première recordings of Cecilia MacDowellʼs Stabat Mater and Arvo Pärtʼs Von Angesicht zu Angesicht. He has appeared on disc and the concert platform throughout the world with many of Britainʼs leading ensembles and is a member of I Fagiolini.