American conductor Scott Dunn is also a pianist and noted arranger-orchestrator. Recent engagements have featured him leading performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Orchestra (RSO) and others – as well as leading the premieres of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Parkfor UCLA Opera and of Dunn’s new arrangement for G. Schimer of Duke Ellington’s New World A-Comin’ rhapsody for piano and small jazz orchestra.
Other highlights include any number of live orchestral performances of film scores, including Fantasia, Star Trek Beyond, Ratatouille and Rebel Without A Cause (the score of which Dunn arranged for live performance and led the premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall); Richard Rodney Bennett/Total Immersion broadcast live from London with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Singers and Claire Martin; multiple performances with Bill Charlap and others of Sondheim and Jazz Side by Side. He has worked with any number of star headliners, including Trey Anastasio, Beck, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Sutton Foster, Steve Martin, Leslie Odom Jr., Wynonna and many others.
Born and raised in Iowa, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as a pianist in 1999. He is a former assistant to Lukas Foss and student of Byron Janis. Although he does not practice medicine, Dunn holds a medical degree and board certification in eye surgery. Mr. Dunn has served as associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 2012.
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Vernon Duke: Violin Concerto / Complete Works for Violin
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