Dominic Grier | conductor
Dominic Grier is acknowledged as being among the most versatile conductors of his generation, equally at home in opera, ballet and symphonic work as well as contemporary music and orchestral training. He was a permanent staff conductor at the Royal Opera House from 2008–10, affiliated with the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, and has since served as a regular guest conductor with many of the foremost ballet companies in the UK and Europe including The Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Ballet Vlaanderen, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet.
In the field of opera, he made a critically acclaimed guest conducting début at the Opéra National de Lyon in March 2010, with the French première of Copland’s The Tender Land, and had formerly worked as an Assistant Conductor there, from 2007–2010. He has also assisted on Peter Grimes at the Aldeburgh Festival and for British Youth Opera, and has served as rehearsal conductor to the Britten-Pears Orchestra. He has collaborated previously with the Berkeley Ensemble as conductor for Malcolm Arnold’s opera The Open Window.
On the concert platform and in the pit, he has worked recently with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, the Orchestre de Limoges et du Limousin, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the Tokyo City Philharmonic, and the Orquestra do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, among others. He is Music Director of the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra.
His performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, France Musique, and throughout the UK as part of the Royal Opera House’s live screenings, as well as having been released on DVD for the Opus Arte label. Also a respected teacher of conducting, Dominic is currently Tutor in Undergraduate Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.