Mark Gooding

Mark Gooding studied with Bernard Keeffe and appeared in the BBC2 Masterclass series in 1983, conducting the Israel Philharmonic supervised by Zubin Mehta. He was appointed Director of HYM in 1985 and conducted Ealing Youth Orchestra from 1984 to 1998. In April 2003 Sony Classical released a CD of arrangements by Simon Mulligan and Mark for piano and orchestra.

Steven Byron

Steven Byron started playing the trombone at the age of 8 at Stanburn School and joined HYM as a student in 1992. At the Royal College of Music, Steven studied trombone with Michael Hext and Lindsay Shilling, and conducting with Neil Thompson. He graduated in 2004 and now teaches at Haberdashers Boys School and Merchant Taylors.