Biography

Conductor

CHRISTOPHER DRAGON has a versatile portfolio, ranging from live-to-picture performances of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jurassic Park, and Mary Poppins, to conducting Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto and leading the Colorado Symphony’s Classical Top 40 series. Mr. Dragon has worked with Ben Folds, Gregory Alan Isakov, Indigo Girls, Wynton Marsalis, Pink Martini, and the Flaming Lips. His 2015 debut performance at the Sydney Opera House with Josh Pyke and the Sydney Symphony was released on album by ABC Music and won an ARIA award the following year. He has also conducted the Melbourne, Adelaide, New Zealand, and San Diego symphonies, and led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alongside Wynton Marsalis at the Perth International Arts Festival. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.

Mr. Dragon began his conducting studies in 2011 and was a member of Australia’s Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program under the guidance of Christopher Seaman. He has also studied with Leonid Grin, Paavo Järvi, and Fabio Luisi.