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Iain Sutherland is  a conductor of international standing. During a fruitful four decades with the BBC he was Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra, the BBC Radio Orchestra in London, and Conductor of Radio 2's award-winning “Friday Night is Music Night” with the BBC Concert Orchestra.


He is a Featured Artist with Classic FM and six of his light music recordings were voted into the 2015 Classic FM Hall of Fame, prompting his description as “living proof that light music can be taken seriously”.


He has been a guest conductor with most of the UK and European orchestras and has conducted as far afield as Rio and Capetown, working with international soloists ranging from James Galway, Nigel Kennedy and Nicola Benedetti to Shirley Bassey, Sarah Brightman and Alfie Boe, in repertoire ranging from the Great Classics to Broadway and Hollywood.

Iain Sutherland is no stranger to public speaking. He taken part in many varied radio and TV programmes including the panel game, Call My Bluff and has been a guest speaker at the Oxford Union.


His appearances at the Summer Proms at Kenwood House and other stately homes around the UK are popular, not just for the music, but for his “informal yet informative introductions”. His anecdotes from his own career and from the annals of his famous peers often prompt his listeners to wonder why he hasn't 'written a book'; perhaps that is yet to come?

Iain Sutherland
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