Stanley Dodds

Born in Edmonton, Canada

Member since 1994-09-01


Representative for royalties and fees (1998-2002), Executive Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Treuhand GmbH, 2002-2009), Orchestra Committee 2009/2010, Media Chairman (2010-2022)

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»The most beautiful thing in my profession are the concerts.«

His mother was looking for something to occupy her lively little boy and upon

hearing about a good violin teacher nearby she sent the four-year-old Stanley

to her for lessons. From Adelaide he then went on to the Musikgymnasium in Linz

and later studied at Lucerne Conservatory with Gunars Larsens, completing his

training with Rainer Sonne in the Karajan Academy before joining the orchestra

in 1994. Whilst still a student Dodds played in the Festival Strings Lucerne

and was the orchestra’s co-leader from 1996 to 1999. As a violinist he has won

numerous awards and prizes and has extensive experience as both a soloist and

chamber-music player. Stanley Dodds, who was involved in various orchestra committees, most recently as media director, was a founding member of the Breuninger Quartet and

played with Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists until 2015. As a conductor he

trained with Jorma Panula and in 2014 was appointed principal conductor of

the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. He regularly conducts the Karajan Academy and

ensembles with Berlin Philharmonic members.