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. Although he does not practice medicine, Dunn holds a medical degree and board certification in eye surgery. Since 2012 he has also served as Associate Conductor for the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
NEWS AND PERFORMANCES
Now available from SONY Classical Lior Rosner’s SUGAR PLUM ON THE RUN with Jeremy Irons
December 26th, 2019 on BBC1 and Spotify MIMI and THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON
February 2nd, 2020 Danny Elfman’s PIANO QUARTET for Jacaranda Concerts
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