Colin Metters was Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music from 1983 to 2013.

He continues to teach at the Academy as a highly respected professor of conducting.

His wide experience affords him an enviable reputation as professional conductor, orchestral trainer and conducting instructor. He has worked with leading symphony orchestras in the UK, and guest-conducted extensively abroad.

Colin has an international reputation as a leading pedagogue, and has given masterclasses in Germany, Poland, Finland, Australia, Venezuela, Vietnam, China and the USA.

In 1997 he was appointed Music Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor to the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, directing a five-year programme of development. In 1999, in recognition of his work, he was awarded the Vietnamese equivalent of the Order of Merit, the first to be made to a British citizen.