Mossop, Glenn

Glenn (Christopher Stephenson) Mossop. Conductor, b Calgary 13 May 1951; BA (Calgary) 1971, B MUS (Calgary) 1975, conducting diploma (Stockholm Music College) 1982. He studied piano with Gladys Egbert, Boris Roubakine, Willard Schultz, and Leonard Isaacs, and choral conducting with Kenneth Nielsen. In Sweden he studied conducting with Stig Westerberg, Siegfried Naumann, and Jorma Panula. In 1983 he was a prize winner at the Second Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Katowice, Poland.

While at university Mossop was active as an accompanist and chamber musician 1972-6 and was chorusmaster of the Festival Chorus of Calgary. He made his Stockholm debut in 1979 and has appeared as guest conductor with Swedish orchestras including the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Swedish Radio Orchestra and has also made recordings there. He conducted the Örebro Chamber Orchestra during tours of Czechoslovakia and appeared twice (1986, 1988) with the Stockholm Folkopera at the Edinburgh Festival. He was assistant conductor of the 1988 JM World Orchestra. Mossop was principal conductor 1988-90 of the Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra of Sweden. He has conducted operas, among them the Swedish premieres of several 20th-century operas including Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts, Carl Orff's Der Mond, and Arne Mellnäs' The Canterville Ghost.

Glenn Mossop made his Canadian orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic in 1981 and has appeared frequently with Canadian orchestras including the Regina, Edmonton, and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Several of his concerts have been broadcast by the CBC. Mossop was appointed music director and conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in 1989.

See also Cyril Mossop (his father), and Elaine Mossop Sargous (his sister).