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Clark Rundell

Clark Rundell is director of Contemporary Music and Head of Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England.  He is also Artistic Director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music group, Ensemble 10/10.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in music education at Northwestern University where he studied conducting and trombone.  He was awarded a Junior Fellowship to study conducting with Timothy Reynish at the RNCM and won first prize in the Frederick Fennell International Conducting Competition in 1986.
 
He regularly conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Halle and the Philharmonia Orchestra.  He performs in the major concert halls of Britain, including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Royal Albert Hall.  In 2002 he was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
 
Recordings of his works are available on the Chandos and NMC labels, including the wind ensemble works by Percy Grainger.
 
Deeply committed to the performance of new music, Clark has given world premieres of works by major contemporary composers.  As a highly versatile musician, he has performed and recorded with many top jazz artists.  He won the Lake Conference Achievement Award in Fine Arts in 2001.