Educated at King's College, Cambridge, Sir Philip Ledger CBE was Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge from 1974-1982 and Conductor of the Cambridge University Musical Society from 1973-1982. During his years in Cambridge, he directed the Choir of King's College in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, made an extensive range of recordings and took the Choir to the USA, Australia, and Japan for the first time. He was subsequently Principal of the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 1982-2001. Since that time Ledger has appeared as a conductor throughout the United Kingdom, North America, and Asia.