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SCOTT DUNN – conductor and pianist



US Representation:
Hugh Kaylor Management Inc.
130 West 57th Street Suite 6A
New York NY 10019
phone: 212 977 6779
fax: 212 977 6856

European Representation:
IAAC Kulturmanagement GmbH
Elisabetta Hartl
Gluckgasse 1
A-1010 Wien
phone +43-1-5132657-17
fax +43-1-5126154

Personal Representation:
Ellyn Kusmin
PO Box 2110, Lenox, Ma 01240-5110
phone 413 854 1170



Associate Conductor - Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/LA Philharmonic Association, Los Angeles , Ca
2007 to present


Associate Conductor – Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh PA , 2006 to 2007

Assistant Conductor - Glimmerglass Opera
Cooperstown , NY 2006

Conducting Assistant – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Los Angeles, Ca 2002, 2003, 2005

Associate Music Director - Music Festival of the Hamptons and Maestro Lukas Foss
Long Island , NY 1999-2002

Orchestral Pianist for Eos Orchestra, NY 1997-1999

Touring Pianist for Martha Graham Dance Company, NY 1997

Vocal Chamber Collaborative Fellow Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, Colorado1995 and 1996


Richard Rodney Bennett Memorial Concert - with Eddie Daniels tenor sax; Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone; Fred Sherry cello; Mike Truesdell timpani and an all-star string orchestra playing New York premieres of Reflections on a Theme of William Walton and Concerto for Stan Getz; the American premieres of Songs Before Sleep and Chelsea Reach and the world premiere of Suite for Timpani and Strings (from film BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD 2006/ arranged S. Dunn 2013), St Peter's Church, NYC, NY October 2013

Atlanta Symphony gala concert featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Atlanta GA, March 2013

Omaha Symphony and soprano Jennifer Zetlan premiere of Schoenberg/Dunn Four Brettl - Lieder for Voice and Chamber Orchestra; also Debussy (arr. Schoenberg/Benno Sachs); JS Bach (arr Webern) Ravel and Stravinsky, Omaha, NE March 2013

Ligeti Piano Concerto with Jacaranda Symphony and Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng pianist, Santa Monica, CA January 2013

World premiere recording of recently recovered 'lost' choral works of Leon Kirchner for commercial release, NYC, NY November 2012

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (original 1935 production version) with Alfred Walker, Laquita Mitchell, Marquita Lister and Gregg Baker; Boston Symphony as cover for Bram Tovey; Symphony Hall, Boston, MA September 2012

West Coast Premier of Gubaidulina "Risonanza" -
for Jacaranda Series concerts Santa Monica, Ca April 2012

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall "Sumeida's Song" – by Mohammed Fairouz with Mimesis Ensemble soprano Jo Ellen Miller, mezzo Rachel Calloway, tenor Robert Anthony Mack and baritone Mischa Bouvier. April 2012

Trey Anastasio 2012 Winter Symphony Tour
Conduct guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish fame in appearances with the Atlanta Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Colorado Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Diaghilev Triology of Vernon Duke – at the Great Hall of St Petersburg with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and chorus and soloists of the Marinsky Theatre performing "The End of St Petersburg" oratorio, "Epitaph" (for Diaghilev) for orchestra and chorus and "Dedicaces" for piano solo, soprano obligato and orchestra, October 2011

Tribute to Serge Gainsbourg – at the Hollywood Bowl conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with special guests Beck, Sean Lennon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Victoria LeGrand and others, August 2011

West Coast Premier of Phillip Glass' - "Another Look at Harmony; Part IV" for mixed chorus and organo on Jacaranda Series concerts Santa Monica, Ca

World Premiere of "Sumeida's Song" – by Mohammed Fairouz at Ethical Culture Society in NYC, with Mimesis Ensemble soprano Jo Ellen Miller, mezzo Barbara Rearick, tenor Robert Anthony Mack and Randall Scarlata, baritone, April 2011

American Opera Projects/Manhattan School of Music
Directed by David Herskovitz in staged 'Page to Stage' presentations of "Henry's Wife" by Randall Eng , March 2011

California Riverside Ballet – multiple performances of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Fox Performing Arts Center, December 2010

Ravel La Valse and Màrquez Danzon no. 2 – with the University of Iowa Orchestra, September 2010

Cabaret Songs and European 'New Music' 1900-1920 – with the Center for New Music Ensemble (works of Weill, Debussy, Ravel and Schoenberg/Dunn) , September 2010

New York City Opera - Vox festival of American Opera with scenes from " Evangeline Revisted" by Julian Wachner and "A Star Across the Ocean" by Scott Davenport Richards , April and May 2010

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – an evening with Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl, September 2009

The Rosenman Legacy Concert – a symphonic tribute to film composer Leonard Rosenman with the NYU Symphony Orchestra and works by Bach/Webern, Berg, Copland, Rosenman and Vitali/Rosenman , Skirball Auditorium, NYC, March 2009

Carousel – for UCLA opera directed by Peter Kazaras, Schoenberg Hall, LA Ca, May 2009

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – an evening with Chris Botti at the Hollywood Bowl, July 2008

Gounod's "Romeo and Juliette" – for Pittsburgh Opera "Behind the Curtain", Benedum Auditorium, Pittsburgh, PA November 2006

Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony" – with the Orchesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato , State Auditorium , Guanajuato Mexico, September 2006

Richard Rodney Bennett's "The Garden" – world premier performance Glimmerglass Opera, Busch Auditorium, August 2006

Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony" – with the North Carolina Symphony, Koko Booth Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, May, 2006

Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony" – with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, February, 2006.

Malcolm Williamson's "Happy Prince" – for Kentucky Opera with puppets and design by Amy Trompetter, Louisville, KY 2005

Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" - with mezzo Brenda Patterson, New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center, NYC NY 2005

"Animal Tales" – by George Plimpton and Kitty Brazelton: music direct fully produced workshop and premiere of "Animal Tales" opera for children , Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Fl 2005



Leon Kirchner: Revelations - premiere recording of early
and unrecorded works. Scott Dunn, cond.; Joel Fan piano; Beverly Hoch and Diana Hogland, sopranos; and Leon Kirchner, piano. Verdant World Records 2013 (VWR 002)

Mohammed Fairouz: Sumeida's Song - An Opera in 3 Scenes - world premiere recording. Scott Dunn,cond;
Jo Ellen Miller, soprano; Rachel Calloway, mezzo; Robert Mack, tenor; Mischa Bouvier, baritone and the Mimesis Ensemble Bridge 2012 (Bridge 9385)

Franco Alfano: Quintet; Violin Sonata – with Elmira Darvarova, violin; Mary Ann Mumm, violin; Craig Mumm, viola and Sam Magill, cello, Naxos 2011 (8.572753)

Scott Dunn: A Chopin Recital, illia 2011 (illia 60102)

Franco Alfano: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello; Cello Sonata – with Sam Magill, cello and Elmira Darvarova, violin, Naxos 2009 (8.570928)

Vernon Duke : Piano and Cello Concertos and Homage to Boston Suite , Naxos 2007 (8.559286)

Lukas Foss : Complete Solo Piano Works , Naxos 2005 (8.559179)

Irwin Bazelon: Junctures, Sunday Silence , Albany 2003 (Troy 602)

James Sellars : Piano Works , CRI 2001 (869)

Scott Dunn : the night's music , illia 1999 (illia 60101 at

Irwin Bazelon : Fairy Tale - Fusions , Albany 1998 ( Troy 282 )

Roger Reynolds : The Paris Pieces , Neuma 1996 (450-91)

Irwin Bazelon : In Memorium , Albany 1995 ( Troy 174 )



Arnold Schoenberg (orch. Dunn 2001): Four Brettl-Lieder/Cabaret Songs for Voice and Chamber Orchestra available from Belmont Music Publisher (Bel-1018A) and Universal Editions, 2011

Vernon Duke: The Vernon Duke Songbook volume one (edited by Scott Dunn) Hal Leonard/Boosey and Hawkes, 2012

Vernon Duke (orch. Dunn 1998): Piano Concerto in C
Boosey and Hawkes, 2008

Dunn, S.A.: 'Dunn's Orchestral Translator – A phrasebook and lexicon for the international musician in English, French, Italian and German' (in prep/awaiting release) 2014

Danny Elfman (additional orchestrations by Scott Dunn)
Danny Elfman's Music for the films of Tim Burton, premiering
Royal Albert Hall, London UK 2013

Danny Elfman (Dunn supervising orchestrator and editor): Rabbit and Rogue commissioned by Twyla Tharp and the ABT, premiering at the Metropolitan Opera NYC 2008

Danny Elfman (Dunn asst. producer 2006): Serenada Schizophrana Sony Classical SACD 82876-89780
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – 1935 original production version edited by John Mauceri with assistance from Wayne Shirley, Charles Hamm and Scott Dunn , Universal Editions 2006



Marc Adamo: Lysistrata reference recording for Houston Opera premiere production, 2004

John Adams: Road Movies for Violin and Piano (west coast premiere), LA, Ca 2010

Franco Alfano: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (American Premiere) Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center NY, 2008

Franco Alfano: Violin Sonata (American Premiere) Symphony Space, NY, 2010

Franco Alfano: Quintet, Violin Sonata and Nenia and Scherzino (world premiere recording) for Naxos label, 2011

Richard Rodney Bennett: The Garden (dedicated to Stewart and Meryl Robertson and Nick Russell for the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program) for sixteen solo voices and piano, conduct world premiere Busch Auditorium, Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown NY, 2006

Richard Rodney Bennett: Reflections on a Theme of William Walton for eleven solo strings, conduct NY premier, St Peter's Church, NYC NY 2013

Richard Rodney Bennett: Concerto for Stan Getz with Eddie Daniels - tenor sax, conduct NY premier, St Peter's Church, NYC NY 2013

Richard Rodney Bennett: Suite for Strings and Timpani - arr. Dunn (from 2006 film BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD) world premier, St Peter's Church, NYC NY 2013

Richard Rodney Bennett: Songs before Sleep with bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, conduct American premier, St Peter's Church, NYC NY 2013

Richard Rodney Bennett: Chelsea Reach (arr. RRB) conduct American premier, St Peter's Church, NYC NY 2013

Richard Rodney Bennett: Portsmouth Point by Lord Berners (arranged Richard Rodney Bennett) played with Bennett American premiere, Bruno Walter Auditorium, NYC, 2005

Richard Rodney Bennett: The Ballad of Sweet William for Children's Chorus and piano 4 hands (performed with composer) and Young Peoples Chorus of New York City world premiere, Society for Ethical Culture and WQXR radio NYC, 2004

Richard Rodney Bennett: Noctuary – for solo piano, performed west coast premiere, Zipper Hall, LA, Ca 2004

Vernon Duke: Piano Concerto in C (orch Dunn 1998), performed world premier with ACO Carnegie Hall 1999

Vernon Duke : Sonata for Violin and Piano; (NY premiere) Symphony Space, NYC NY 2009

Vernon Duke : Homage to Offenbach and Capriccio Mexicano (NY premiere) Symphony Space, NYC NY 2010

Vernon Duke : The End of St Petersburg oratorio (Russian/European premiere) The St Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, chorus and soloists, The Great Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 2011

Vernon Duke : Epitaphe for chorus and orchestra (Russian/European premiere) The St Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, chorus and soloists, The Great Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 2011

Vernon Duke : Dedicases for piano solo, soprano and orchestra (Russian/European premiere) Nicholai Mazhara pianist and The St Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, The Great Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 2011

Mohammed Fairouz : Sumeida's Song (world premiere)
Ethical Culture Society, NYC NY 2011

Philip Glass : Another Look at Harmony Part 4 (west coast premiere) Jacaranda series concerts, LA CA 2011

Sofie Gubaidulina : Risonanza (west coast premiere) Jacaranda series concerts, LA CA 2012

Ricky Ian Gordon: Orfeus and Euridice performed world premiere with Elizabeth Farnum, soprano and Todd Palmer, clarinet, Cooper Union, NYC, 2001

Ricky Ian Gordon: conducted new review entitled 2244 Shore Point Road first performance conducted for "la Fabbrica" Teatro Giotto , Vicchio, Tuscany , Italy 2003

John Harbison: Waging Peace performed west coast premiere for Song Fest with soprano Natalie Janssen, Gloria Cheng et al for 'SongFest 2005' Pepperdine University, Malibu, Ca 2005

Charles Ives: The Black March (St Gaudens), Here the Conquering Hero Comes and various small ensemble works
(west coast premieres), LA Ca 2010

Peter Lieberson: King Gesar performed New York premiere with Kurt Ollman, baritone and Eos Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall, 1997

Ned Rorem: Another Sleep played world premiere with baritone Kurt Ollman, for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall NYC, 2002

Leonard Rosenman: American premiere of Vitali/Rosenman -Ciaconna in G minor (from the film JURIJ) with NYU symphony and Greg Fulkerson, violin NYC, NY March 2009

Leonard Rosenman: NY premiere of STAR TREK IV SUITE with NYU symphony Skirball Hall NYC, NY March 2009

Leonard Rosenman: NY premiere of EAST OF EDEN SUITE with NYU symphony Skirball Hall NYC, NY March 2009

Leonard Rosenman: NY premiere of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE SUITE with NYU symphony Skirball Hall NYC, NY March 2009



American Composers Orchestra with Maestro Dennis Russell Davies - Rosza : Spellbound Concerto Carnegie Hall, NYC NY 2001

American Composers Orchestra with Maestro Dennis Russell Davies - Duke : Concerto in C for piano and orchestra ( orchestrated Dunn - world premiere ) Carnegie Hall, NYC NY 1999

Atlantic Chamber Orchestra with Maestro Lukas Foss conductor, Scott Ballantyne, vc, and Michael Guttmann, vln – Beethoven: Triple Concerto op. 56, the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Long Island, NY 2002

Atlantic Chamber Orchestra with Scott Dunn conductor and soloist – Mozart : Concerto in d, K 466, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Long Island, NY 2001

Atlantic Chamber Orchestra with Scott Dunn conductor and soloist - Haydn : Concerto in D, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Long Island, NY 2000

Bournemouth Symphony with Maestro Harold Farberman – Bazelon : Sunday Silence for Piano and Orchestra , Bournemouth, England 1996

Eos Orchestra – Lieberson: King Gesar (NY premiere), Alice Tully Hall , NYC NY 1997

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Maestro John Mauceri - Rosza : Spellbound Concerto, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, Ca 2000

Macedonian Philharmonic with Maestro Evans Christ –
Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue , Army Hall , Skopje , Macedonia


Masters of Music, Manhattan School of Music
Vocal Chamber Fellowship, Aspen Music Festival and School
Post-graduate Studies in Music , University of Southern
Bachelors of Music ( summa cum laude) , University of Iowa

Fellowship and Residency in Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye
Internship in Medicine and Surgery , L.A. County/USC Medical Center
Medical Doctorate , University of Iowa


Conducting - Jorge Mester, Lukas Foss, Daniel Lewis and Harold Farberman
Piano - Byron Janis , Daniel Pollock , Brooks Smith , John Simms and Alice Hackett
Composition/Orchestration – Leonard Rosenman , Ludmila Ulehla and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett


Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts,
The University of Iowa
Winner , USIS Arts America Artistic Ambassador Competition
President's Award and Helen Cohn Award for Outstanding
Chamber Pianist, Manhattan School of Music
Fellowship, Aspen Vocal Chamber Program
Music Associates of Aspen School Full Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa
Full Ride Merit Scholarship , University of Iowa


Board member, Salastina Music Society, LA 2010-present
Board member, Lotte Lehmann Foundation, NY 2005-present
Fellow , American College of Surgeons
Fellow , American Academy of Ophthalmology
Voluntary faculty, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles , Ca, 1993-present