Gavin Sutherland Gavin Sutherland - Conductor, Composer, Arranger and Pianist Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham Gavin was appointed Music Director of English National Ballet, becoming Principal Conductor in 2010. He has conducted the company on both national and international tours, and contributed many orchestrations to the company including their productions of Akram Khan’s Giselle and No Man’s Land (Liszt). In August 2009 he was appointed Chairman of the Light Music Society. Gavin appears regularly in concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra (particularly as a conductor for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night), and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In May 2001, Gavin began as Principal Guest Conductor of the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, for whom he now conducts regularly both in Melbourne and Sydney Opera House. Gavin made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Strictly Prom at London’s Royal Albert Hall. As a pianist Gavin performs regularly as a concerto soloist, often directing from the keyboard, and appears as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.