Howard Ionascu

Head of Junior Academy


Junior Academy - Director

Director of Junior Academy

Founder of Laudate Choir

Previously Director of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury

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Howard studied music at Manchester University before being appointed Vicar Choral in Wells Cathedral Choir. Whilst at Wells, he sang on many recordings, broadcasts and international tours. In 1997 he founded The Laudate Choir, a choir of young singers, which continues to perform regularly in London as well as further afield. With the Laudate Choir, he has recorded various CDs for Meridian and Priory Records and performed with The City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Britannica and Onyx Brass. Howard has also been Musical Director of Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir, Finchley Children’s Music Trebles Choir, The Esterhazy Singers in London and worked with Guildford Choral Society, City of London Choir, as well as on Eton Choral Courses as a Guest Conductor.

Prior to his post as Director of Junior Academy, Howard taught at Radley College, Royal Grammar School, Guildford and most recently as Director of Music at The King¹s School, Canterbury. In 2007, Howard undertook a six month Conducting Fellowship in Australia, leading workshops and masterclasses across New South Wales.

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@HowardIonascu • Dec 10
Think Santa arrived early at our cottage!
@HowardIonascu • Dec 09
End of a fantastic term @RoyalAcadMusic #junioracademy - bravo everyone have a great Christmas holiday...will see l……
@HowardIonascu • Dec 08
Much excitement...our new #Junioracademy stickers have arrived! @RoyalAcadMusic
@HowardIonascu • Dec 07
Looking forward to hearing the OKS choir tonight!…
@HowardIonascu • Dec 05
A big Thank You to @ExeterCathedral staff for making us feel so welcome last night to rehearse. @ExeterPhil