Perkin, Dan

Dan graduated with a masters degree in repetiteur studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2005, and has since worked frequently as a freelance musical director and workshop leader for the Max department of Welsh National Opera and other companies around Cardiff and Northern Ireland.  As repetititeur he has been fortunate to work on several new opera commissions including The Tailor’s Daughter, and the Land Sea Sky Trilogy for WNO Max and Lynne Plowman’s House of the Gods for Music Theatre Wales, and has conducted three operas for WNO: Dolffin, The Merman King and most recently Judith Weir’s Black Spider.  He is musical director for Singing Club, WNO’s in house youth choir and most recently for the RWCMD’s schools opera project, where he also lectures in workshop and outreach skills. Dan recently returned from Belfast where he was assistant conductor on the premier of Brian Irvine’s opera Postcards from Dumbworld.  He is a performer on the Live Music Now scheme and twice winner of the RWCMD prize for piano accompaniment.