About me

BASS PLAYER – Dominic is the 1st Solo Double Bass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, The Netherlands since October 2008. Voted ‘The world’s greatest orchestra’ by Gramophone magazine, he travels the world with some of the greatest soloists and conductors as well as regular concerts in the wonderful Concertgebouw ( concert building ) in Amsterdam. Dominic was previously the principal bass with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and freelances with many other symphony/chamber orchestras throughout the world. Dominic is also a very proud member of the John Wilson Orchestra.

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSICIAN – with his long term musical partner James Pearson at the piano Dominic has performed numerous recitals in notable music festivals and concert halls. He has also performed as a concerto soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and ¬†Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra amongst others. In great demand as a chamber musician, he has played all over the world with some of the world’s finest musicians.

TEACHER – Dominic is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He gives many master classes in such cities as Amsterdam, London, Sydney, New York, Helsinki, Beijing, Dusseldorf and Zurich. Dominic also has many regular private students and has been a tutor for The National Youth of Orchestra of Great Britain and The Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

TV AND RADIO – Dominic is one of the regular faces seen on classical music television. He is a jury on “Maestro” both for the BBC and for AVRO in Holland, and co hosting “Het Orkest van Nederland” for RTL 4 in Holland. He has appeared many times as a personality on the BBC Proms, BBC Young Musician of the year and various national, commercial and local radio and television programmes in both Holland and the UK.

ARRANGER/DIRECTOR – although a ‘serious’ classical musician, Dominic also has a great passion for pop/jazz/light music. He has played on many film and TV soundtracks ( Harry Potter, James Bond, English Patient, Dr. Who. and performed/recorded with various pop musicians ( Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Seal, Spice Girls, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Wouter Hamel, Giovanca. and is in growing demand as an arranger and musical director. He has his own pop orchestra The Love Philharmonic which is made up of musicians mainly from the RCO.

BOOKINGS – For recitals and solo bookings please contact Haiko Boonstra either e mail directly at info@dominicseldis.com ( this e mail is checked very regularly ) or telephone Morgensterns diary service on +44 20 8681 0555

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