David James DRUMMOND

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1956-08-04
Education George Watson's Coll Edinburgh, Univ of Edinburgh (BMus), RNCM Manchester
Books & Publications
Recreations squash, golf, hill walking, tai-kwon-do, football, languages, travel, sailing
Clubs N/A
Style David Drummond, Esq
Career staff conductor and chorus master Stora Teatern Gothenburg 1982-84 (conducted Katerina Ismailova, The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni, Spöket på Canterville, Lo Sposo Senza Moglie), asst chorus master ENO 1984-88 (conducted Die Fledermaus, The Mikado, The Magic Flute), chorus master Scottish Opera 1988-90 (conducted Street Scene), musical dir London Oriana Choir 1996-2013 (recordings incl: Everyman (by Walford Davies) 2004, If Love could say God's Name (DVD with Beth Nielsen Chapman) 2006, Armstrong-Gibbs' Odysseus (with BBC Concert Orch) 2007); dir Music and Opera UCL 1990-2001: conducted Le Roi d'Ys 1992, Ruslan & Ludmilla 1993, César Franck's opera Hulda 1994 (world première), La Wally 1995, Ballad of Baby Doe 1996 and Heise's Drot og Marsk 1997 (both Br premières), Mignon 1998 Mazeppa 1999, Jewels of the Madonna 2000, Aulis Sallinen's Kullervo 2001 (Br première); conducted Boris Godunov (Kharkov Opera House, 1998); made arrangements for Robert Plant for Sound & Vision at Abbey Road and for Robert Plant and The Band of Joy in BBC Electric Proms 2010; Dream of Gerontius (Barbican) 2011; orchestras conducted include: Kharhov Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orch (recorded music for BBC Olympics 2000), Royal Philharmonic; currently: freelance conductor and vocal coach, opera coach Royal Coll of Music and Royal Acad of Music; speaker TEDxHousesofParliament 2013
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