Biography

For the past nine years, Scott Lawton has worked regularly with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, seven of these years as principal conductor. With the orchestra he has recorded many soundtracks for feature and television films and led countless concerts throughout Germany. He regularly leads performances of silent films with synchronized orchestral accompaniment, for example, Chaplin's "Goldrush", "City Lights", "The Idle Class" and "The Kid", Hitchcock's "The Lodger" and Fritz Lang's Metropolis" and "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler".

Recently, he has appeared as a guest conductor with the West German Radio Orchestra, Cologne Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Wuppertal, Brandenburg State Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, the Saarland State Orchestra and the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. Since 2000, he has conducted the annual Jose Carreras Benefit Gala, which is televised live each December. He performed at the EXPO in Hannover, toured with Udo Lindenberg and Karat, and was orchestral director for the Scorpions' tour of Russia and the Baltic countries in 2001.

Scott Lawton studied at the Oberlin-Conservatory and at the the University of Cincinnati. Following engagements at the the opera houses in Bielefeld and Trier he worked for several years in Vienna, conducting The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and 42nd Street at Theater an der Wien. Parallel to this he led productions of Le nozze di Figaro and Rigoletto at the Wiener Kammeroper.