Roderick Dunk

Roderick Dunk is one of Britain’s most versatile conductors, with a repertoire ranging from the symphonic, through opera and ballet to musical theatre, film and light orchestral music.

Dunk has conducted many of Britain’s leading orchestras, including The Hallé, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Sinfonia Viva. For 25 years, Dunk was a frequent guest conductor with the BBC Concert Orchestra for the BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night and during that time conducted around 200 broadcasts and concerts with the orchestra. He also enjoys a long standing relationship with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, where he is Music Director.

Outside of the UK, he has conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin, MDR Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Sinfonia Lahti in Finland, Orchestra Teatro Bellini in Catania, Sicily, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta .

Dunk has made commercial recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has also recorded a wide range of repertoire for the Reader’s Digest Record Label with a variety of orchestras and ensembles. His studio and recording work has been broad and varied, covering all styles from the standard symphonic repertoire with the London Symphony Orchestra, to the last ever recordings of the world-renowned harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler for Decca Records in 1999 and more recently the album A Christmas Cornucopia with Annie Lennox.

Away from the concert platform and recording studio, Dunk has conducted numerous productions in the London City Opera, Northern Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet and in London’s West End he conducted the award-winning production of Carmen Jones.

A prolific arranger and orchestrator, his work is performed by orchestras and artists all over the world.

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