Monica Buckland is a freelance conductor, teacher and coach.

From January 2016 she is the Musical Director of the New Tyneside Orchestra

In 2017 she will be part of the MA Choreography team at the Palucca University of Dance, Dresden.

In November 2015, Monica Buckland was elected an «Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge».

2008–2014 she was Artistic Director of the Universitätsorchester Dresden (Germany). She also lectured at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz, Dresden and the TU Dresden.

2004–2006 she was Director of the Conservatoire Supérieur et Académie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion (Switzerland).

“It’s really fantastic how you have worked on this piece with the orchestra!” says the Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic of the performance of Berg’s violin concerto on 5 February 2012.

A film of Monica Buckland rehearsing was the central part of an exhibition in Leipzig, and was part of the film festival «Identities 2015» in Vienna:

Marion Porten
Filmfestival «Identities 2015» in Vienna on Friday 12 June 2015, 18:00


Concerts, events and press review
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Live concert
Camille Saint-Saëns - cello concerto nr. 1
29th January 2012 at the Lukaskirche Dresden
Kammerphilharmonie der Technischen Universität Dresden
Friedrich Thiele - Cello
Monica Buckland - Conductor
Live concert
Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes, nos. 3 and 4
Universitätsorchester Dresden
Peterskirche, Görlitz, 27 June 2009
Monica Buckland - Conductor

  Upcoming Projects
  Date and place

Performers Programme  

18 March 2017, 7:30 pm
Kings Hall, Newcastle University

New Tyneside Orchestra

Alma Mahler – Seven Songs for voice and orchestra, arr. Colin and David Matthews (soloist Mojca Vedernjak)
Gustav Mahler – Symphony no. 1


8 April 2017, 4:00 pm
Old Labs, Newnham College, Cambridge

The Newnham Ensemble Program tba  

1 July 2017, 7:30 pm
Civic Centre, Newcastle

New Tyneside Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams – Overture, The Wasps
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Tuba concerto (soloist Simon Styles)
Gustav Holst – The Planets

18 November 2017, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

New Tyneside Orchestra

Aaron Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland – Lincoln Portrait (Solistin Chi Onwurah)
Adolphus Hailstork – Spirituals / Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Duke Ellignton – Three Black Kings
William Grant Still – Symphony no. 1 “Afro-American”


24 March 2018, 19:30
Kings Hall, Newcastle University

New Tyneside Orchestra

Richard Wagner – Parsifal, Vorspiel I
Arthur Honegger – Symphony no. 3 «Liturgique»
Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 5 «Reformation»

  May 2018
Newcastle and Zurich
ars cantata zürich
New Tyneside Orchestra

Antonín Dvořák – The Spectre’s Bride, op. 69