Dominic Peckham is 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 passionate about the delivery of new works and inspirational collaborations; and has been praised at home and abroad for his ‘freshness and vitality’ directing both orchestras and choirs.
Peckham has been commended by reviewers as 'a latent star' and has worked with international orchestras including BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, 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.
Peckham holds an impressive array of choral and orchestral posts, including Guest Conductor for Aldeburgh Music, Musical Director of London Oriana Choir, Chief Conductor of The Chamber Choir of London, Artistic Director of The Fourth Choir, Artistic Director of Ulster Youth Choir, Assistant Music Director of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford and is a Guest Conductor for London Mozart Players and Guest Chorus Master for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other previous positions include Chorus Master for English National Opera (during which Peckham received critical acclaim from international press for the world premier of Julian Anderson's 'Thebans', most notably The New York Times : 'a powerful and accomplished chorus' and The Guardian 'superbly prepared').
Peckham is Chorus Director for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Chorus 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, Peckham 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 2017. Overseas appearances and tours in 2016 included Kenya, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore, Nepal, Bangkok, the Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur, and China.
Keen to promote and support new music, Peckham 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 Peckham 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, Peckham’s recent premières include works for The Globe Theatre, The National Youth Jazz Collective, The National Choir of Great Britain, The Royal Albert Hall and Fusionopolis. Future 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.