Gavin Sutherland is a conductor, composer/arranger and pianist. 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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Experience the view from the pit! Watch our orchestra in 360° as they play the climatic final moments of Giselle's Act I.
Conductor: Gavin Sutherland

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A special mention for Gavin Sutherland and the [ENB Philharmonic] – they continue to be a source of genuine satisfaction and show evident pleasure in their work; Sutherland has quietly, seriously, professionally built himself into one of the most consistent conductors in classical dance working today.

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