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Derek Gleeson


The dynamic Irish/American conductor Derek Gleeson is Music Director of the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rachmaninov Festival Orchestra. He has released CD recordings on BMG/Windham Hill, Albany Records, Carlton Classics/IMP with the London Philharmonic, and most recently, Dvorak’s New World Symphony with the Dublin Philharmonic. He led t

he orchestra on a ten week tour of 49 cities in 24 states in 2009, and the next year toured China, with a televised concert reaching 400 million people. He has a parallel career as a film score composer, and has served as Jury Chairman of the Irish Film & Television Awards. Read More


Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival
“Conductor Derek Gleeson kept perfect pace and never overwhelmed the action……I doubt if there has been a better Rigoletto in Dublin, The President of Ireland led a prolonged standing ovation, and deservedly so.”
- The Sunday Business Post

“Thanks to the authority & dynamism of their young and talented conductor Derek Gleeson, the orchestra excelled itself.”
- The Irish Times

“His Mahler’s Fifth Symphony was glorious.”
- The Irish Times

"Derek Gleeson, a rising star among conductors, delivers superb performances of music with immense interest."
- Records International

"Performances are entirely convincing, polished & stylish under Irish conductor Gleeson's able leadership."
- In Tune

"... a desirable recording for anyone who loves Russian music . . Conducting and playing - quite sensitive and alert."
- American Record Guide

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