- The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra - Music Director and Conductor (since 1997)
- The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra - various multi-country tours
- Frankie Gavin & De Dannan - conductor for symphony events
- Director of Film Scoring - Screen Training Ireland (Dublin)
- Composing a percussion concert on commission from Evelyn Glennie
- Composer Advisor to Moonstone International (sister company to the Sundance Festival)
- Jury Chairman/Composer/Music Director of the Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA).
Artist Website: www.derekgleeson.com
Prior Positions include Music Director of the Rückert Orchestra of Dublin (1990-1993)
Other orchestras include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra (Ireland's national broadcaster), National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet (United Kingdom), RTL Orchestra (Luxembourg), NOS Orchestra (Netherlands), Los Angeles Composers Guild Chamber Orchestra (USA), Orchestra Da Camera Fiorentina (Italy); in Hungary the Szombathely-Savaria Symphony Orchestra; in the Czech Republic the Brohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Kralove; in Bulgaria the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Plovdiv State Opera, Bourgas Opera/Philharmonic and Vratza Philharmonic; and the Teheran Symphony Orchestra.
Recent opera productions include Rigoletto at the Anna Livia International Opera Festival (Dublin). Gleeson's opera repertoire include Verdi's La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera; Mozart's La Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute; Bizet's Carmen and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Composing: Gleeson has composed film scores for several feature films including The White Pony (Director Brian Kelly), Irish Whiskey (Director Jon Stevens), Moving Target (Director Paul Ziller), The Doorway (Director Michael Druxman), Kitchen (Director Kieran Walsh), and additional music for The Suicide Club (Director Rachael Samuels).
Recordings: With The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir recorded the premier CD recordings of Tchaikovsky's oratorio Ode To Joy and The Original Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; and Prokofiev's Zdravitsa (Carlton Classics/IMP Masters). Gleeson recorded the first Gaelic rendition of Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf. With The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded several compositions by American composer Don Ray including his orchestra suite Family Portrait and Homestead Dances (Albany Records). With the Philharmonia Bulgarica, Gleason recorded Ray's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Albany Records).
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