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 since 2010

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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. He 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.