Dominic Ellis-Peckham is a conductor and chorus master, specialising in opera and choral repertoire. A Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts, Dominic has been commended by reviewers as 'a latent star' and praised for his dedication to the Renaissance and Baroque era, whilst also passionately championing new works and delivering inspirational collaborations. Dominic has prepared choruses in opera houses, festivals and on the concert stage for orchestras including BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and English National Ballet, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia
Dominic is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Chamber Choir of London, Chorus Master for Opera Holland Park, Associate Principal Conductor of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Music Director of London Oriana Choir and Music Director of Aldeburgh Voices - resident chamber choir for Britten Pears Arts and has been praised internationally for his ‘freshness and vitality’ in the direction of orchestral and choral performances and recordings. He holds the position of Chorus Director and Visiting Artist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, In 2016 Dominic conducted The London Mozart Players' Royal Gala performance for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, including the world premier of 'The Fairfield Fanfare' by Roxanna Pannufnik.
He regularly conducts The Meridian Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, The Suffolk Ensemble and performs throughout the UK on concert stages including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Usher Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Wigmore Hall. Forever a collaborator, Dominic has worked alongside Sir Simon Rattle, Stephane Deneve, Sir Richard Hickox, Bernard Labadie, Edward Gardner OBE, Sian Edwards, Simon Halsey CBE, David Hill, Robert Ziegler, Michael Hofstetter, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Christopher Bell, Vassily Sinaisky, Sir David Willcocks CBE, Lorin Maazel, Stefan Bevier, Roger Vignoles and John Rutter CBE.
Previous positions include Chorus Master for English National Opera during which he received critical acclaim from The New York Times for 'a powerful and accomplished chorus' and from The Guardian hailing his work as 'superbly prepared' for the world premier of Julian Anderson's 'Thebans', Artistic Director of The Royal Opera's RM19 Vocal Ensemble, Artistic Director of The Fourth Choir, Artistic Director of The National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland, Assistant Chorus Master for The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Guest Conductor for The Royal Opera House Big Sing programme and Presenter for The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens and Insight Evenings, interviewing leading figures such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Eva-Marie Westbrook and among many others, Conductor of Cambridge Festival Opera and Guest Chorus Master for The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Youth Chorus.
Dominic has recorded for Deutsche Gramaphone, Signum Records, Delphian Records, Decca Gold and his releases have reached No.1 in both the U.S Classical Billboard Charts and the U.K Specialist Charts.
Dominic also embraces cross-genre collaborations and commercial performances, including TV broadcasts, arena appearances, recordings and arranging with international contemporary artists. He has conducted projects at Abbey Road, Air Studios, Angel Studios and for Deutsche Gramaphone, Whistle Records, Signum Records, Sky, BBC and Eurovision. Most recently his credits include collaborations with Madonna, The Who, BAFTA, Sir Paul McCartney, Rachel Fuller, Alfie Boe, Disney and Will.I.Am.
Internationally renown for his pioneering educational work, Dominic appears regularly on TV and Radio as a presenter and choral expert, most notably for BBC2, BBC Radio 3 & 4 and SkyArts. In 2016 he published his first book with Bloomsbury Publishing entitled ‘Inspire your Choir’ and will release an anthology of his arrangements and compositions in Autumn 2018. Recent appearances and perfomances have taken him to the USA, Kenya, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore, Nepal, Bangkok, the Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur, and China.
Keen to promote and support new music, Dominic has conducted an array of highly acclaimed world premieres, notably Oliver Searle’s ‘Pride, Poverty and Pianos’ for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Toby Young's 'Love and Harmony', three premieres by Cheryl Frances-Hoad for London Oriana Choir, Alexander Campkin’s ‘I Watched The Dying Light’ for London Mozart Players, John Winzenburg's 'Half Moon Rising' for The American Choral Directors Association and Kerry Andrew's 'Who We Are' for The Royal Albert Hall. In 2016 Dominic and London Oriana Choir launched Five15 - a ground-breaking new musical venture, championing women composers and developing a legacy of commissions, workshops and masterclasses, aiming to inspire generations to come. A talented composer and arranger himself, Dominic’s recent premières include works for The Globe Theatre, The National Youth Jazz Collective, The National Choirs of Great Britain, The Royal Albert Hall and Fusionopolis.
Recent engagements include: BBC Music Day, the world premier of Rebecca Dale's 'Nox Perpetua' with London Mozart Players, Ethel Smyth's Mass in Dminor with Meridian Sinfonia, Brahms' 4th Symphony, Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' for Dartington International Festival and Haydn's 'Nelson Mass' with The City of London Sinfonia, Opera Holland Park Young Artists and London Oriana Choir and his Queen Elizabeth Hall debut as conductor of the Women Composer's Festival with guest choirs from across the UK.
This season Dominic returns to Snape Maltings Concert Hall to conduct Handel's 'Messiah', performs at The Aldeburgh Festival 2024, conducts a world premier by Cecilia McDowall and a special collabrotaion with Beth Nielsen-Chapman at St John's Smith Square as part of London Oriana Choir's 50th Anniversary Season, collaborates with The Gesualdo Six for Eric Whitacre's seminal multi-choir work - The Stolen Child, makes his debut with English National Ballet as Chorus Master for Stravinsky's 'Les Noces' with The Chorus of Opera Holland Park at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre, tours a programme of 'Choral Icons' to Paris and returns as Chorus Master for the 2024 Opera Holland Park season for Stephen Barlow’s production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' and 'Edgar' and Gioachino Rossini's 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' Cecilia with The City of London Sinfonia,