Sam Newgarth has been an orchestral conductor for forty years, and has toured the world following his profession. He has conducted everything ranging from shows and light orchestras through to symphony orchestras. He has conducted shows on tour in this country, in America, in Italy and in London's West End. Much time was devoted to radio and television, and some of the orchestras that Sam has been involved with are: The New Philharmonic Orchestra (Principal Conductor), The Capetown Radio Orchestra (Guest Conductor) and The Soirée Musicale Ensemble (Principal Conductor).
He is currently Principal Conductor of The Bournemouth Philharmonic Society, which he founded in 1976 and which has been raising many thousands of pounds for deserving causes, and giving young talented soloists the opportunity to perform concertos with an orchestra. He studied at The Royal Academy of Music, where his principal instrument was the violin with second study piano and he also took the composition and conductors' courses. In the 1997 New Years Honours Sam was made M.B.E. for services to music and charity.
As well as striving to devise concert programmes to please audiences, Sam is always mindful of giving the players interesting - and at times challenging - music to get their teeth into.