Dominic Ellis-Peckham is a conductor and chorus master, specialising in opera and choral repertoire. He 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 BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. and The Bach Choir.
Dominic is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Chamber Choir of London, Chorus Master for Opera Holland Park, a Guest Conductor for London Mozart Players, Guest Chorus Master for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Associate Principal Conductor of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Music Director of London Oriana Choir and Artistic Director of The Fourth Choir 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, 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. In 2016 Dominic conducted The London Mozart Players' Royal Gala performance for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, including a world premier by Roxanna Pannufnik.
He regularly conducts The Meridian Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, 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, Assistant Chorus Master for The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Conductor of Cambridge Festival Opera and Guest Chorus Master for The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Youth Chorus.
Dominic also embraces cross-genre collaborations and commercial performances, including TV broadcasts, arena appearances, recordings and arranging with international contemporary artist. 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, Disney and Will.I.Am.
Internationally renown for his conducting and 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 and Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' for Dartington International Festival, the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival with Roderick Williams and Roger Vignoles and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at Blackheath Halls. Internationally, he performs this season in Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Oman. Later this year, Dominic rejoins Opera Holland Park as Head of Music and Chorus Master, and UK performance highlights include: Orff's 'Carmina Burana', Bach's 'St John Passion', along with collaborations with Southbank Centre, and a world premier for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir of London. Dominic makes his debut in New York City this summer with performances at The Cathedral of St John The Divine.