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    Morgan, Dominic

    Bassoonist and principal contrabassoonist with the London Symphony Orchestra who has also worked with the LSO Chamber Ensemble and the Philharmonia.

     

    On 17th March 1987, he and Rosemary Barnes and Judith Thomas gave the world premiere of Paul Carr’s “Divertimento” in London Coliseum under the umbrella of the English National Opera Lunchtime Concert Series.

     

    The LSO offered up Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4 in G major” and Franz Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5 in B flat major” at Lincoln Center on 21st October 2009.

     

    On 16th November 2010, the LSO Chamber Ensemble teamed up with soprano Lucy Hall, baritone Piran Legg, the LSO St. Luke’s Community Choir, the LSO St. Luke’s Youth Choir Senior Choristers and mezzo-soprano Kathryn McAdam at Jerwood hall for the world premiere of Cicadas by Dagny Gioulami and Edward Rushton.

     

    The LSO joined forces with the American Boychoir tenor Ian Bostridge, soprano Sabina Cvilak, baritone Simon Keenlyside and the London Symphony Chorus at Lincoln Center in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on 23rd October 2011.

     

    On 2nd October 2012, the LSO were joined by mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca for an evening of opera highlights that included “Mon couer s’ouvre a ta voix” from Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens, “Plus grand, dans son obscurite” from La Reine de Saba by Charles Gounod and “Yes, the time has come” from The Maid of Orleans by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

     

    The LSO took the stage with the St. Lawrence String Quartet for the U.K. premiere of John Adams’ “Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra” on 27th January 2013.  The concert opened with Aaron Copland’s suite from Appalachian Spring and Elliott Carter’s “Variations for Orchestra”.

     

    Recordings on with Dominic appears include:  Bach to Brubeck, Bartok:  Bluebeard’s Castle, Brahms:  Symphony No. 1, Britten:  War Requiem, Debussy:  La Mer/Jeux, Epiphany, Holst:  The Planets, James MacMillan:  St. John Passion, John Adams:  A Flowering Tree, Mahler:  Symphony No. 5, Music of Hope, Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe/Bolero/Pavane pour une infante defunte, Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5, Sibelius:  Symphony No. 2/Pohjola’s Daughter, Strauss:  Eine Alpensinfonie, Symphony No. 1 Inspired by The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij and Walton:  Belshazzar’s Feast with the LSO, Fresh Aire 8 by Mannheim Steamroller, Furious Angels by Rob Dougan, Italia by Chris Botti, and The Performance by Shirley Bassey.

     

    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of Atlantis, Leon:  The Professional, The Messenger:  The Story of Joan of Arc, Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

     

    In the field of music education, he has given master classes for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and served on the faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich, London.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://birdwatcher.livejournal.com/1144352.html
    2. http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/s?p=6&sort=price&rows=10&q=Bassoon+Ensemble+Theodore+Presser
    3. http://www.lincolncenter.org/programnotes/GP-LSO-102109.pdf
    4. http://lso.co.uk/images/16_Nov_Discover_Prog___Cicadas_WEB.pdf
    5. http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/weekday-tuesday-16
    6. http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/pdfs/2011_gp/GP-2011-10-23-War-Requiem.pdf
    7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08YMuB6gGQ
    8. http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1187690&style=music
    9. http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/upload/music/0Garanca%20LSO%20web%20version.pdf
    10. http://www.elinagaranca.com/
    11. http://lso.co.uk/thursday-17-wednesday-23-sunday-27-january-2013
    12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Carter
    13. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dominic-morgan-mn0001794566
    14. http://www.discogs.com/Gustav-Holst-Sir-Colin-Davis-London-Symphony-Orchestra-The-Planets/release/1039818
    15. http://lso.co.uk/3309/James-MacMillan-St-John-Passion/121/-/LSO0171_Digital_Booklet_0.pdf
    16. http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/a-flowering-tree
    17. http://lso.co.uk/3308/Mahler-Symphony-No-5-Digital-Booklet/188/-/LSO0664_Digital_Booklet_web.pdf
    18. http://lso.co.uk/3311/Bartok-Bluebeards-Castle/78/-/LSO0185_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    19. http://lso.co.uk/3318/Shostakovich-Symphony-No-5/135/-/LSO0058.pdf
    20. http://lso.co.uk/3314/Strauss-Eine-Alpensinfonie/145/-/LSO0689_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    21. http://lso.co.uk/3312/LSO0692-Debussy-La-mer-Digital-Booklet/191/-/LSO0692_digital_booklet_web.pdf
    22. http://lso.co.uk/3312/Ravel-Daphnis-et-Chloe-Pavane-pour-une-infante-defunte-Bolero/183/-/LSO0693_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    23. http://www.classical-mp3.co.uk/download_booklet.aspx?file=LS%200681.pdf
    24. http://www.classical-mp3.co.uk/download_booklet.aspx?file=LS%200719.pdf
    25. http://lso.co.uk/3314/LSO0045-Digital-Booklet/101/-/LSO0045.pdf
    26. http://lso.co.uk/3313/Sibelius-Symphony-No-2-Pohjolas-Daughter/142/-/LSO0105_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    27. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/?ref_=sr_2
    28. http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/students-staff/staff-biographies/dominic-morgan

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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