Gavin Sutherland

Conductor, composer and arranger

Conductor, composer, arranger and orchestrator Gavin Sutherland was appointed Music Director of English National Ballet in 2008, becoming Principal Conductor in 2010. Most recently, Gavin orchestrated Vincenzo Lamagna’s score for the Olivier Award-winning Akram Khan’s Giselle for the company, which tours to Chicago in early 2019.

In addition to his work as a conductor, Gavin regularly supplies the BBC orchestras, the Australian Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Opera House, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Hallé Orchestras with bespoke orchestrated works.

Previously, Gavin has featured as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and has also guest conducted for New National Ballet of Japan, Norwegian National Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, New Adventures and South African Ballet Theatre.

In early 2019 he releases a new disc, featuring previously unrecorded works by the British light music composer Haydn Wood, and has to date recorded over ninety CDs.


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