Administrative Staff

    • Shane Farren – Manager
    • Christina Scullion – Membership and Development Officer
    • Stephanie McKee- Project Manager

Music Staff


dominic_peckham_gallery_05Dominic Peckham
  – UYC Artistic Director

Dominic Peckham is regarded as one of the UK’s finest young, dynamic orchestral and choral conductors. Hailed as ‘one of the most exciting conductors of his generation’, Peckham has been praised at home and abroad for his ‘freshness and vitality’ directing both orchestras and choirs whilst delivering ‘gutsy, raw and exciting performances’. A conductor of immense energy and focus, Peckham is renowned for his dedication to the Renaissance and Baroque era, whilst also passionate about the delivery of new works and inspirational collaborations.

Peckham has been commended by reviewers as ‘a lithe and modern Handelian…’ and ‘a latent star…’. He has worked with orchestras including BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, British Federation of Youth Orchestras, Scottish Opera and has marked his debut at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Usher Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Wigmore Hall. In addition, he has prepared performances for conductors Stephane Deneve, Richard Hickox, Bernard Labadie, Edward Gardner, Simon Halsey, David Hill, Christopher Bell, Vassily Sinaisky, Sir David Willcocks, Lorin Maazel, Stefan Bevier and John Rutter.

Peckham has recently been invited to be Guest Chorus Master at English National Opera and worked on the highly acclaimed world première of ‘Thebans’ by Julian Anderson for the company. Peckham has since returned to the London Coliseum for productions of ‘Xerxes’ and ‘The Golden Girl of the West’. In 2015 Peckham was Chorus Master of Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Oriana Choir and Alfie Boe.

In addition to his Musical Directorship at the London Oriana Choir, Peckham holds an impressive array of posts including Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House’s ‘RM19’ Youth Chorus, Assistant Music Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (with whom he conducted a critically acclaimed recording of Benjamin Britten’s Choral and Organ works), Artistic Director and Founder of iSingUK, Artistic Director of the Fourth Choir, Director of the Ulster Youth Training Choir, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Guest Conductor for Aldeburgh Music, for whom he recently premièred their ‘Friday Afternoons’ commissions with the Jubilee Opera Chorus.

An ambassador for choral music of international renown through both performance and his extensive pioneering educational work across the world, Peckham has served as Vocal Director for the BBC Choir of the Year, as a consultant of Trinity Laban’s teaching programme and as a guest speaker for ‘Sing Up’. He regularly appears as a keynote speaker at musical and non-musical conferences and in February 2015 Peckham travelled to Nairobi to lead the Big Sing Kenya project, which he will develop when he returns later in the year. Upcoming workshop visits will take Peckham to Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Keen to promote and support new music, Peckham has conducted several world premieres, notably Oliver Searle’s ‘Pride, Poverty and Pianos’ for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Toby Young’s ‘Love and Harmony’ for the London Mozart Players, Alexander Campkin’s ‘Unleash the beauty of your eyes’ and in 2015 he will conduct the world première of an opera charting the life of Rupert Brooke. As a talented composer and arranger himself, Peckham’s recent premières include works with the National Youth Jazz Collective and the National Choir of Great Britain at the Barbican.

Peckham’s recent and future engagements include conducting the choir and orchestra of Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, his debut at the magnificent new Dubai Centre for Musical Arts, a tour of the UAE and Qatar, several projects with the London Mozart Players, and further work as a Presenter for the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens which are broadcast throughout the world.

 

 

 

For more information visit www.dominicpeckham.com

Dominic is represented by Ikon Arts Management www.ikonarts

The Board

Ethel Ruddock (Chairman)

Eithne Benson
Raymond Fullerton
Eleanor Lee
Heather Graham
Graeme Stewart
Catherine Dalzell