ERNEST TOMLINSON (b 1924 )
Ernest Tomlinson, best known as a composer, has been conducting professionally since the first broadcast, in 1955, of the Ernest Tomlinson Light Orchestra. In 1969, having returned to his native Lancashire, he founded the Northern Concert Orchestra, which broadcast regularly from Manchester during the 1970s, giving many performances of the music of contemporary composers. Ernest Tomlinson has made many recordings for music publishers for film, television and other purposes, and has conducted concert performances of his more substantial works in cities as far apart as Manchester, Munich and Moscow. In the Marco Polo British Light Music series he conducts the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava in two CDs of his own works, in addition to the disc devoted to the music of Ronald Binge and a second disc of music by Haydn Wood.