His career has been rich and varied, including teaching and lecturing in schools and colleges, Music Inspector for the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, and Assistant Principal at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Malcolm is also in great demand as a choral adjudicator at home and abroad – in recent years he has represented the UK on juries at competitions in Germany, Catalonia, Slovenia, France and Flanders.
He has conducted most of the major British orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Symphony and Orchestra of the Swan.
In 1990 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and as a result toured the United States and Canada studying the development of youth and children’s choirs. On his return he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His work to support young people singing has been rewarded with an Hon. RSCM (Royal Schools of Church Music). He is Artistic Director of Sing UK.
Malcolm is Conductor and Musical Director of the Midland Festival Chorus and the Sitwell Singers, based in Derby. He is frequently engaged as a guest conductor, both at home and abroad; he recently returned to conduct at a major international event in Saxony, Germany.
Along with Karl Jenkins, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott, Malcolm is Patron of the Salisbury Community Choir.