Scott Dunn is the Associate Conductor of the LA Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Highlights of his recent schedule include Vernon Duke’s ‘ORPHIC TRILOGY’ with the St Petersburg Philharmonic; appearances with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and such popular headliners as Beck, Chris Botti, Natalie Cole, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others; the world premiere and Carnegie Hall repeat performance of Mohammed Fairouz’s opera SUMEIDA’S SONG; and the West Coast premiere of Phillip Glass’s rarely heard ANOTHER LOOK AT HARMONY PART IV – which caused the LA TIMES’ Mark Swed to rave…Scott Dunn conducted almost as if he were in the trance of sacred Bruckner. The final, ecstatic section was pure rapture.
Dunn made his 1999 Carnegie Hall debut performing his own orchestration of Vernon Duke’s PIANO CONCERTO IN C. More recently, Dunn also reconstructed Duke’s END OF ST PETERSBURG oratorio and edited the new VERNON DUKE SONG BOOK. Other recent projects include orchestration supervision of Danny Elfman’s RABBIT AND ROGUE for Tywla Tharp and the Belmont/Universal Editions publication of the Schoenberg/Dunn FOUR BRETTL-LIEDER/CABARET SONGS FOR VOICE AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
Lukas Foss appointed Dunn to his first conducting post in 1999. He subsequently held posts with Glimmerglass and Pittsburgh operas. Also a distinguished pianist, Dunn studied with Byron Janis and performs regularly throughout the US and Europe. He records exclusively for NAXOS – his most recent release was nominated for Grammy in all categories.