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Biography
Scott Dunn is an American conductor whose 2008-2009 schedule highlights include a Hollywood Bowl debut with trumpeter Chris Botti; an appearance with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Natalie Cole; a film and symphonic tribute concert to Academy-Award winning composer Leonard Rosenman for NYU; music direction of CAROUSEL for UCLA opera; multiple recording projects for Naxos and Sony Classics CD labels; and extensive work on Danny Elfman’s new ballet RABBIT AND ROGUE for Tywla Tharp and the ABT.

In recent seasons, Dunn made his Pittsburgh opera conducting debut; he made debuts in Europe and Latin American leading Howard Shore’s LORD OF THE RINGS SYMPHONY; he was a producer on Elfman’s SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA CD for Sony; and he has worked with major orchestras throughout the US and Europe.

Also a distinguished pianist, Dunn has appeared worldwide and has made numerous commercial recordings (including a recent Naxos release of the DUKE PIANO CONCERTO which Dunn orchestrated and with which made his 1999 Carnegie Hall debut).

Lukas Foss appointed Dunn to his first professional conducting post at the Music Festival of the Hamptons and there he earned considerable critical praise. One New York critic wrote -” All of the elements came together to give the audience an experience closer to heaven than most of us will get in this lifetime……I cannot praise Mr. Dunn’s conducting too highly. “ He subsequently has held posts with Glimmerglass and Pittsburgh operas and has been at his present post with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 2007.
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