Biography

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. The many British orchestras he conducts have included the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the CBSO, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North and Sinfonia Viva. Roderick has been a regular guest conductor with the BBC Concert Orchestra, including their long running “Friday Night Is Music Night” program on BBC Radio 2 and over the years has conducted around 200 broadcasts and concerts with the orchestra. He also enjoys a long standing and 'rather special' relationship with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, where he is Music Director.

 

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

 

Roderick has made commercial recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has also recorded a wide range of repertoire for the Readers Digest Record Label with a variety of orchestras and ensembles. His studio and recording work has been broad and varied over the years, covering all styles from the standard symphonic repertoire 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 the recording studio, Roderick has conducted numerous productions in the Theatre for Travelling Opera, 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, Roderick has a wealth of experience in designing, developing and delivering inovative top quality concert packages to orchestras both in the UK and abroad. Details of complete concert packages currently available can be found on the concerts page of this website.

 

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