||Contemporary music specialist Clark Rundell is Artistic Director of the award winning new music group Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble 10/10. Under Rundell's leadership, Ensemble 10/10 recently won 2 RPS awards for 'most outstanding ensemble' and 'most outstanding concert series'. They broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3 and are currently completing a three year residency at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music. In addition to his frequent appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble 10/10, Rundell guest conducts widely, and has developed relationships with many leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the ASKO Schoenberg Ensemble.
Deeply committed to the performance of new music, Rundell has given world premieres of works by composers such as Louis Andriessen, Django Bates, David Bedford, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Derek Bermel, Judith Bingham, Gerard Brophy, Alan Bush, Martin Butler, Mary Finsterer, Gary Carpenter, Ian Gardiner, Tim Garland, Adam Gorb, Edward Gregson, Sam Hayden, Kenneth Hesketh, David Horne, Julian Joseph, Steve Mackey, Roger Marsh, Steve Martland, Martijn Padding, Steven Pratt, Kurt Schwertwik, Michael Torke and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
A specialist in cross-genre collaboration, Rundell has conducted extensive orchestral projects with artists such as Elvis Costello, Toumani Diabate, Tim Garland, Amal Murkus and the Wayne Shorter Quartet. A highly versatile musician, Rundell held the title of Director of Jazz Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has performed with artists such as John Dankworth, Bob Brookmeyer, Victor Mendoza, Guy Barker, Julian Argüelles, Ed Thigpen, Cleo Laine, Andy Sheppard, Lew Tabakin and Michael Gibbs. Still committed to education, Rundell is currently Director of Contemporary Music and Head of Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Rundell's recent engagements include conducting the premiere performances of MacMillan's opera Clemency at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as well as engagements with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Minnesota, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Last season saw Rundell heavily involved in the celebrations for Steve Reich's 75th birthday, conducting Asko Schoenberg Ensemble and Synergy Vocals at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, and Britten Sinfonia at the Reverberations Festival at the Barbican Centre. During the 2011/12 season, Rundell's diary includes engagements with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia and the City of London Sinfonia as part of a new contemporary music initiative of which he is Artistic Advisor.