Gavin Sutherland is a conductor, composer/arranger and pianist, and currently Music Director for English National Ballet.

Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, UK, he studied conducting, piano and orchestration at Huddersfield University and graduated with first-class honours, as well as gaining the Kruczynski Prize for Piano and the Davidson Prize for Distinction Brought to the Institution.

Gavin was appointed as pianist and staff conductor for Northern Ballet Theatre from 1992 – 98. On the basis of his first CD, British Light Music Discoveries on ASV, Gavin began working with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia on the concert platform and as the orchestra of Birmingham Royal Ballet (involving both national and international tours). He 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.

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ENB Music Director Gavin Sutherland talks about Mahler's haunting song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, the music for Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth.