Colin Touchin is a British conductor, composer, clarinettist and recorder-player, international festival adjudicator and broadcaster. His encouragement of singers and players in choirs, orchestras and bands has inspired ensembles, amateur and professional, in schools, universities and communities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. He was recently appointed Guest Conductor of the Lufthansa Orchestra and his distinguished record of conducting and composing includes fifteen years as Director of Music at University of Warwick.
His compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and local TV and radio; he has recorded several series of radio talks for RTHK (Hong Kong). For 9 years he conducted wind band, wind ensembles, orchestra and chorus at Dartington International Summer School; he has conducted and led workshops for students and teachers in 20 countries. He has been External Examiner for Colchester Institute of Music and the University of Malta.