Dominic Ellis-Peckham is regarded as a conductor of immense energy and focus, delivering ‘gutsy, raw and exciting performances’. He is renowned for his dedication to the Renaissance and Baroque era, whilst also passionately championing of new works and inspirational collaborations. He has been praised at home and abroad for his ‘freshness and vitality’ in his direction of orchestral and choral performances and recordings.
Dominic holds an array of conducting posts, including Guest Conductor for Aldeburgh Music, Music Director of London Oriana Choir, Chief Conductor of The Chamber Choir of London, Artistic Director of The Fourth Choir, Assistant Music Director of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Guest Conductor for London Mozart Players and Guest Chorus Master for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Commended by reviewers as 'a latent star' Dominic has collaborated with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Meridian Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, marking his debuts 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, Sir Richard Hickox, Bernard Labadie, Edward Gardner, Simon Halsey, David Hill, Robert Ziegler, Christopher Bell, Vassily Sinaisky, Sir David Willcocks, Lorin Maazel, Stefan Bevier and John Rutter.
Other previous positions include Chorus Master for English National Opera (during which Dominic received critical acclaim from The New York Times 'a powerful and accomplished chorus' and The Guardian 'superbly prepared' for the world premier of Julian Anderson's 'Thebans'.
Dominic is Chorus Director for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Guest Conductor for The Royal Opera House Big Sing programme and Presenter for The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens and Insight Evenings, interviewing Sir Antonio Pappano, Eva-Marie Westbrook and many others. Last year he conducted The London Mozart Players in a Royal Gala performance for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, including a world premier by Roxanna Pannufnik.
Internationally renown in 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 Spring 2018. Recent appearances and perfomances have taken him to 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 and Kerry Andrew's 'Who We Are' for The Royal Albert Hall. In 2016 Dominic 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: a world premier from Alexander Campkin's at London's iconic Brunel Tunnels, a Far East tour of Bach and Vivaldi with The Chamber Choir of London, The Royal Opera's 'La Traviata' Big Screens, performances of 'Kingdom Hearts' in Los Angeles, New York and Singapore and live broadcasts for BBC Music Day 2017.