Gavin Sutherland - Music Director
County Durham, UK
University of Huddersfield – First Class Honours and Masters in Conducting, Orchestration and Piano. Kruczynski Prize for Piano and Davidson Prize for Distinction Brought to the Institution.
Northern Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Royal New Zealand Ballet; Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Norwegian National Ballet; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Concert Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Currently Principal Conductor for Australian Philharmonic Orchestra.
English National Ballet
Appointed Music Director June 2008. Arranged and orchestrated Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty for Angelina’s Star Performance and Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition. Orchestrations include Wayne Eagling’s Men Y Men set to Rachmaninoff, My First Sleeping Beauty and in 2013 My First Cinderella.
Recorded over 80 CDs, broadcast worldwide, regular conductor for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night. His musical Little Women enjoyed two runs in London, and his other compositions and arrangements are in considerable demand. Frequent appearances as piano soloist and in chamber music. Appointed Chairman of the Light Music Society in 2009.