Rupert Bond graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London before studying for two years as a postgraduate conductor and double bass player at the Royal Academy of Music. Later, he gained a Master’s in Music Composition at Surrey University. A career development led to his appointment as Director of Music at James Allen’s Girls’ School, London. During this period, he continued to conduct, and founded the Docklands Sinfonietta, whilst also emerging as a composer. To date, he has written over 40 works. In 1999, he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy for services to music. In 2003, he returned to full-time conducting, spending time in New Zealand and also in South West England, but since 2013 he has been based in Kent. He now regularly conducts many orchestras, including the Folkestone Symphony, Wimbledon Community Orchestra, Kingston 3AO, and Southwark Sinfonietta.