Clark Rundell (Bloomington, Minnesota, US) studied conducting with John Paynter at Northwestern University and with Timothy Reynish at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He now operates out of Manchester and is a specialist in contemporary music. He is Artistic Director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's new music ensemble, Ensemble 10/10. With this he regularly performs on the most important British stages for contemporary music. He has conducted orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble. Rundell has conducted works by composers such as Louis Andriessen, Django Bates, David Bedford, James MacMillan, Steve Martland, Martijn Padding, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and others. As a crossover specialist, he previously collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Toumani Diabate, Tim Garland, and Wayne Shorter. Numerous jazz musicians have worked with him before as well (John Dankworth, Bob Brookmeyer, Ed Thigpen, Cleo Laine, Lew Tabakin, and others). Rundell currently heads the contemporary music and conducting departments at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.