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Otis Enokido-Lineham is a British/Japanese conductor currently based in London.

In February 2022 he was appointed as an Assistant Conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), for the duration of the 2022/23 season. He also held the position of conductor with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group NEXT Programme and worked with both ensembles in a variety of concerts and projects.

Highlights from this coming season see him work on a new opera commissioned by the Roberts Institute of Art, returning to the University of London Symphony Orchestra and a variety of projects with orchestras, youth projects and new music ensembles.

He has assisted Ryan Bancroft with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and attended masterclasses with Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and at the Campos do Jordao Festival in Sao Paolo with Neil Thomson, Cem Mansur and Marcelo Lehninger.

Working with youth orchestras/ensembles forms a large part of his work and he teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School as head of orchestral training. He has also worked with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and conducted the London Schools Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and Purcell School Orchestra at the Southbank Centre.

In the field of contemporary music he has worked with a number of the major ensembles in the UK having assisted at the London Sinfonietta, conducted the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, attended masterclasses with the Eotvos Foundation and as a Britten-Pears Young Artist on the Composition and Performance course with Jonathan Berman, Collin Matthews and Mark-Anthony Turnage. 

Otis studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Sian Edwards winning both the Conducting Prize and Regency Award for outstanding performance. Whilst at the Academy he has worked with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, John Wilson and Ludovic Morlot and assisted Alice Farnham in a double bill of Ravel and Puccini on the Academy Opera Course. 


Previously he studied the cello at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with Petr Prause and Victoria Simonsen. Whilst in Manchester he discovered a love for cross-arts collaboration which culminated in physical theatre re-imagining of Debussy’s La Damoiselle Elue for the RNCM Lab Week 2019.

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