Luke Dollman

Dr Luke Dollman

Deputy Director - Lecturer in Conducting

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Luke Dollman has extensive experience conducting leading orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. He has performed at prestigious international venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House. At the Elder Conservatorium of Music he leads the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and Elder Music Lab, and has a keen interest in promoting new music. He is active as a teacher of conducting, leading the Elder Con's new Masters program, and gives regular masterclasses around Australia and overseas.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Senior Lecturer in Conducting Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Deputy Director Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2020 Lecturer in Conducting Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2001 - 2004 Sibelius Academy Finland M.Mus (Conducting)
    1992 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia B.Mus (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1988 Licentiate diploma in violin performance Trinity College London United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). A gulf of difference: conducting pedagogues Ilya Musin and Jorma Panula. The Musical Times, 157(1936), 63-74.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Can conducting be taught? An exploration of the challenges of teaching conducting at the tertiary level.. In Oxford Conducting Institute International Conducting Studies Conference..
  • Live Performance of Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). World Premiere of Connor Fogarty's Concerto for Orchestra (No. Of Pieces: 32 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). She Speaks Festival with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (No. Of Pieces: 85 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). Relaxation Concerts with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (No. Of Pieces: 50 minutes) [Performance]. Grainger Studio, Adelaide.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). Silos and Symphonies (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Performance]. Grainger Studio, Adelaide.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). Three World Premieres at COMA - Elder Music Lab (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Performance]. Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). Two world premieres at the Festival of Orchestra (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide Showground.
    2020 Dollman, L. (2020). Connor Fogarty's Clarinet Concerto, World Premiere, Conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 25 minutes) [Conductor of Orchestra]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide (watched online).
    2020 Dollman, L. (2020). Silos and Symphonies. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Performance]. Grainger Studios, Adelaide..
    2020 Dollman, L. (2020). Aaron Pelle's Archipelago, conducted by Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 12 minutes) [Conductor of performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2020 Dollman, L. (2020). Lauren McCormick's Waves of Fears and Fortitude, conducted by Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Conductor of Orchestra]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Amjad Ali Khan & the ASO (Australian Premiere) (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Conductor of performance]. Womadelaide, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide..
    2019 Dollman, L., & Cox, D. (2019). Mark Feguson's 1959: The Twin Precipice, soloist, Dustan Cox, conductor, Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 22 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Aaron Pelle's Silver Linings, conducted by Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Conductor of Orchestra]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Appalachian Spring Project Concert (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Conductor of performance]. Elder Hall: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
    2018 Dollman, L. (2018). Dot and the Kangaroo by Rachel Bruerville. World premiere performance (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Conductor of Symphony Orchestra]. Elder Hall, Adelaide; South Australia: University of Adelaide - Elder Conservatorium of Music.
    2018 Dollman, L. (2018). Dido and Aeneas, Conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 80 minutes, 3 performances) [Musical conductor]. Plant 4, Bowden, Adelaide: State Opera of South Australia.
    2018 Dollman, L. (2018). The Red Cross Gala - State Opera of SA's Regional Tour for Beyond The Stage (No. Of Pieces: 130 minutes) [Production concept & conductor]. Goodwood Institute Theatre, Adelaide: State Opera of South Australia.
    2017 Dollman, L. (2017). Yidaki: William Barton and the ASO (No. Of Pieces: Two hour performance) [Performance]. Adelaide Town Hall: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
    2017 Dollman, L. (2017). In Flight - ASO/ECSO, animateur Paul Rissmann, conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 70 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2017 Dollman, L. (2017). In Flight - ASO/ECSO, animateur Paul Rissmann, conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 70 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2017 Dollman, L. (2017). Charles Wood's Harmonia. World Premiere. Conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2017 Dollman, L. (2017). Rachel Bruerville - Hildegard Concerto. World Premiere. Conductor Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 20 minutes) [Orchestra conductor]. Concordia College Chapel, Adelaide: Adelaide Wind Orchestra.
    2016 Bodman Rae, J., & Dollman, L. (2016). Australian Premiere of Nocturne in C minor opus 48 no.1 by Fryderyk Chopin orchestrated by Charles Bodman Rae (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Work for symphonic orchestra]. Sydney: Australian Music Centre, Sydney.
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). Sinfonia No.1. Music by John Polglase. World premiere conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). Remembering is a Form of Forgetting. Music by Dylan Crismani. World premiere conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). The Magic Flute. Music by Mozart. A new production conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 2 hours 20 minutes) [Performance]. Freemason's Hall, Adelaide..
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). The Petrushka Project, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. (No. Of Pieces: 30 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide.
    2015 Dollman, L. (2015). Kalevi Aho Theremin Concerto, German Premiere. (No. Of Pieces: 24 minutes) [Performance]. Halle, Germany.
    2015 Dollman, L. (2015). Long Shadow's Cast. Music by Samuel Smith. World premiere conducted by Luke Dollman (No. Of Pieces: 12 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide.
    2014 Dollman, L. (2014). Our Don. Music by Natalie Williams. World premiere conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 30 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide Town Hall.
    2014 Dollman, L. (2014). Introduced Species. Music by Katie Abbott. World premiere conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 20 Minutes) [Performance]. Melbourne: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
    2012 Dollman, L. (2012). Kammer Ensemble: ‘English Voices’ (No. Of Pieces: 90 Mins.) [Composer]. Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Kammer Ensemble.
    2011 Dollman, L. (2011). Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 75th Anniversary Gala Concert (No. Of Pieces: 3 hours) [Performance]. ABC studios, Adelaide: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
    2011 Dollman, L. (2011). Cinderella. Music by Lera Auerbach, choreography by Terence Kohler, conducted by Luke Dollman. (No. Of Pieces: 44 minutes) [Performance]. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish National Opera/Sikorski.
    2010 Dollman, L. (2010). Oulu Festival Dance Programme (No. Of Pieces: Unknown) [Performance]. Oulu, Finland: Oulu Music Festival.
    2010 Dollman, L. (2010). NZSO/Sounz Todd Composer Awards. Workshops, performances and recordings. (No. Of Pieces: Unknown) [Performance]. Wellington, New Zealand: Sounz.
    2008 Dollman, L. (2008). John Woolrich The Elephant from Celebes and Peter Maxwell Davies Symphony No.4 (No. Of Pieces: 45 minutes) [Performance]. United Kingdom: BBC.
  • Recorded/Rendered Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2021 Authors: Dollman L. Title: World premiere recording of Katie Noonan's All is Love with the ASO. Description: N/A. Extent: 4 minutes.
    2021 Authors: Dollman L. Title: World premiere recording of Jakub Jankowski's Clairieres with the ASO.. Description: N/A. Extent: 12 minutes.
    2021 Authors: Dollman L. Title: World premiere recording of Paul Rissmann's What Do You Do With An Idea with the ASO. Description: N/A. Extent: 35 minutes.
    2018 Authors: Dollman L, Bradman G, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Title: Home - DECCA CD release - Greta Bradman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conductor Luke Dollman. Description: N/A. Extent: 75 minutes 31 seconds.
    2018 Authors: Dollman L, Bradman G, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Title: Home - DECCA CD release - Greta Bradman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conductor Luke Dollman. Description: N/A. Extent: 75 minutes 31 seconds.
    2012 Authors: Dollman L. Title: Kammer Ensemble: ‘English Voices’. Description: N/A. Extent: Unknown.
    2010 Authors: Dollman L. Title: NZSO-SOUNZ-RNZC Performance 2010. Description: In October 2010, Luke Dollman conducted five world premiere recordings of new works by leading New Zealand composers. These recordings were made in a studio environment with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and have been published by Sounz, the NZ equivalent of the Australian Music Centre (http://sounz.org.nz/manifestations/show/15556).. Extent: 45 minutes.
    2010 Authors: Dollman L. Title: NZSO/Sounz Todd Composer Awards. Workshops, performances and recordings.. Description: N/A. Extent: Unknown.
    2008 Authors: Dollman L. Title: John Woolrich The Elephant from Celebes and Peter Maxwell Davies Symphony No.4. Description: N/A. Extent: Unknown.
  • Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

    Year Citation
    2021 Dollman, L., & Cawrse, A. (2021). Elder Music Lab - When We Speak (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Exhibition]. Elder Hall.
    2021 Hajdu, T., Dollman, L., & Layton, E. (2021). Art of the Possible: Art of Classical (No. Of Pieces: 1 hour) [classical music concert]. https://artofthepossible.com.au: https://artofthepossible.com.au.
    2021 Dollman, L. (2021). Two World Premieres by ECWO (No. Of Pieces: 50 minutes) [Exhibition]. Burnside Town Hall.
    2020 Dollman, L. (2020). Elder Music Lab at the Wheatsheaf 2020 (No. Of Pieces: 50 minutes) [Director of Event]. Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Elder Music Lab at the Wheatsheaf 2019 (No. Of Pieces: 45 minutes) [Exhibition]. Wheatsheaf Hotel.
    2019 Dollman, L. (2019). Larger than Life: Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and the Band of the South Australia Police (No. Of Pieces: 100 minutes) [Curator and conductor of performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide; South Australia: Conservatorium of Music, Concert Series 2019.
    2018 Dollman, L. (2018). Elder Music Lab at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Producer and artistic director of musical event]. Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide; South Australia: Elder Music Lab.
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). Black Friday Music - Elder Conservatorium New Music Ensemble (No. Of Pieces: 70 minutes) [Exhibition]. Hartley Concert Room, University of Adelaide.
    2016 Dollman, L. (2016). Boulez Memoriale - Elder Conservatorium New Music Collective (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Exhibition]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2012 Dollman, L. (2012). Kammer Ensemble: ‘English Voices’ (No. Of Pieces: Unknown) [Exhibition]. Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Kammer Ensemble.
    2011 Dollman, L. (2011). Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 75th Anniversary Gala Concert (No. Of Pieces: Unknown) [Exhibition]. ABC studios, Adelaide: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
    2010 Dollman, L. (2010). NZSO/Sounz Todd Composer Awards. Workshops, performances and recordings. (No. Of Pieces: Unknown) [Exhibition]. Wellington, New Zealand: Sounz.
  • Media

    Year Citation
    Dollman, L. (n.d.). EML at the Wheatsheaf.WAV.
    DOI

Title: Online collaboration between the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore

Funder Name (Organisation): Federal Department of Arts (Category 2 Grant)

Amount: $33,950 

Dr Luke Dollman leads the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, as well the Conservatorium's new music ensemble, Elder Music Lab. He lectures in music history and delivers an undergraduate elective in conducting. At the present time he has 7 students majoring in conducting at Postgraduate or Honours level.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor An investigation into nineteenth-century cello playing techniques through performances and contextual study of previously un-recorded repertoire by the German composer Friedrich Kiel (1821-85) and his students Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Edith Salzmann
    2021 Principal Supervisor A Study Into Conductor Gestalt and Gestural Skills Across Different Music Ensembles Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Evan Alan Patton
    2020 Principal Supervisor The Changing Role of the Conductor in Rehearsing Community and Student Ensembles and Choirs of Varying Proficiency Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Thomas William Pugh
    2019 Principal Supervisor Physiology of Condotery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Tully Brookes
    2018 Co-Supervisor Re-orchestration for Wind Orchestra: a Portfolio of Compositions with Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Martin Timothy Cheney
    2017 Co-Supervisor Stravimskys Petrouchka: Four Hands versus two pianos Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Macarena Alejandra Zambrano Godoy
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Horn Ensembles in Australia: A History, Catalogue of National Repertoire, and Recommendations Towards Sustainable Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Gregan
    2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor ‘An Anatomy of Betrayal’: metaphor, method and meaning in the opera Taverner by Peter Maxwell Davies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon John Lord
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor The Oboe Sings: Translating bel canto Song for the Oboe Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Charles Henry Klein
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Beyond The Stage - Creative Arts Symposium State Library of South Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Adjudicator for Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition Advice Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore Singapore
    2019 - 2020 Peer Reviewer for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Peer Review Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
    2013 - ongoing AMEB Examiner Advice AMEB
  • Position: Deputy Director - Lecturer in Conducting
  • Phone: 83135860
  • Email: luke.dollman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Schulz, floor Eleventh Floor
  • Org Unit: Elder Conservatorium of Music

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