American conductor Scott Dunn has recently led the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra and Singers, BBC Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Vienna Radio Orchestra (RSO) and other distinguished ensembles and has shared the stage with many star headliners – Trey Anastasio, Beck, Bill Charlap, Billy Childs, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Sutton Foster, Steve Martin, Leslie Odom Jr., Wynonna and others.

Dunn is a passionate promoter of American and contemporary music, including film scores and cross-over composers – ranging from George Gershwin and Vernon Duke to Leonard Rosenman and Danny Elfman. Also a distinguished pianist and arranger orchestrator, he made his momentous Carnegie Hall debut playing the premiere of his own orchestration of the ‘lost’ Vernon Duke Piano Concerto.

He was a student of pianistic legend Byron Janis and a former assistant to Lukas Foss. Since 2012 he has served as Associate Conductor for the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

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NEWS AND PERFORMANCES

Now available from SONY Classical Lior Rosner’s SUGAR PLUM ON THE RUN with Jeremy Irons

A great new orchestral piece with narration by Jeremy Irons and the Royal Philharmonic with Scott Dunn conductor. Recording also features the Rosner Variations on the Theme from Tchaikovsky’s NUTCRACKER and excepts from NUTCRACKER

December 26th, 2019 on BBC1 and Spotify MIMI and THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON

On Boxing Day 2019, BBC1 will broadcast this lovely new animated special based on Sir Michael Morpurgo’s book with lush score by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman performed by the BBC Phil, The Hallé choirs and soloists, Claire Martin and Scott Dunn cond. Also available on Spotify

February 2nd, 2020 Danny Elfman’s PIANO QUARTET for Jacaranda Concerts

Commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet and released on SONY CLASSICAL, Scott Dunn and members of the Lyris Quartet will give the 1st North American performance of this fascinating work with the co

New Vernon Duke Biography by George Phillips

As I state on the back cover, “A dazzling and exhaustive study of one of the 20th century’s most interesting and under-recognized musical figures: Vernon Duke. Well written and originally constructed, the book should appeal both to fans of  American popular song and to lovers of classical music.” From Oklahoma University Press and available on  Amazon

New orchestral suite from REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

After huge successes with the LA Phil and Cleveland orchestra, Dunn is developing a new stand alone suite for orchestra from Leonard Rosenman’s incredible score. Standby for announcements of publication and performances

February 2nd, Ives Second Violin Sonata with Alyssa Park, vln

Hear a rare performance of this 20th century landmark at 7:oo PM Pax Americana II for Jacaranda Concerts

Dunn‘s new orchestration of Ellington’s NEW WORLD A‘COMIN’

The Duke’s incredible rhapsody for solo piano with new chamber orchestration by Dunn was premiered in February 2019 to universal raves and soon will be generally available from G Schirmer NYC

Dunn conducts RR Bennett out on BBC Music Magazine Collection CD

Vol 26 no. 12 September 2018. Available on Amazon