American conductor Scott Dunn – one of the most versatile and capable musicians of his generation – has appeared with the BBC, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg and Royal Philharmonics; the Vienna Radio (RSO) and BBC Concert Orchestras; the Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Sydney and Vancouver Symphonies; the Cleveland Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Orchestre National de France; and numerous other distinguished ensembles and headliners.

Dunn is a passionate promoter of American and contemporary music. He has a special affinity for film and cross-over composers ranging from George Gershwin and Rufus Wainwright to Leonard Rosenman and Danny Elfman. He made his momentous Carnegie Hall debut playing the premiere of his own orchestration of the ‘lost’ Vernon Duke Piano Concerto in C.

Also a distinguished pianist Dunn was a student of Byron Janis and a former assistant to Lukas Foss. He has held posts with Pittsburgh Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and currently serves as associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

”Scott Dunn conducted almost as if he were in the trance of sacred Bruckner. The final, ecstatic section was pure rapture” – Mark Swed LA TIMES



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

From BBC1 as well as Decca, Spotify, iTunes etc. MIMI and THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON

On New Years Day, BBC1 will re-broadcast this lovely 2019 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

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

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

SONGS for LULU with Rufus Wainwright - Side 1, Jan 22, 2021; Side 2 Jan. 29, 2021

As part of Rufus Wainwright’s online album retrospective, Dunn will perform with Rufus Wainwright’s ALL DAYS ARE NIGHTS/SONGS FOR LULU in two live on-line concerts benefiting the City of Angels Ballet available at