Erika Gundesen


Pianist and Conductor

ARCT, BMus, MPerf, ArtDip


Erika was a 2018 Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera, and has also worked with various smaller companies as a repetiteur and assistant conductor, with particular specialization in contemporary repertoire.  She was a National Opera Studio Young Artist in 2017.  A selection of scenes and operas performed are outlined below.  


Julian Phillips: The Tale of Januarie (GSMD Opera)

Silk Street Theatre, 2017, Asst. Conductor


Mozart: Così fan tutte (Opera Loki)

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 2016, Repetiteur


Rhiannon Randle: Door (GSMD Opera Makers)

Milton Court Studio Theatre, 2016, Repetiteur


Martinů: Ariane (GSMD Opera)

Silk Street Theatre, 2016, Repetiteur and Pianist


Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (GSMD Opera)

Silk Street Theatre, 2016, Repetiteur


Additional Scenes/Excerpts:


Bizet Carmen, Britten Albert Herring, Britten Owen Wingrave, Britten The Turn of the Screw, Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande, Donizetti L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti Maria Stuarda, Handel Ariodante, Handel Giulio Cesare, Handel Rodelinda, Korngold Die tote stadt, Massenet Chérubin, Massenet Manon, Massenet Werther, Mozart Die Zauberflöte, Mozart Don Giovanni, Mozart Idomeneo, Prokofiev War and Peace, Puccini Gianni Schicchi, Puccini La bohème, Puccini La rondine, Rossini Il barbiere di siviglia, Rossini La Cenerentola, Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress, Tchaikovsky Cherevichki, Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin 



David Matthews: An Angel Passes (Workshop)

National Opera Studio/Faber Music Ltd, 2020, Repetiteur/Conductor


Lisa Logan: Silver Spoon (Workshop)

Keynote Opera Ltd, 2019, Repetiteur/Asst. Conductor


Offenbach: La Belle Helene

New Sussex Opera, 2019, Repetiteur


Anthony Bolton: The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko (Workshop)

Grange Park Opera, 2020, Repetiteur


Weill: Der Silbersee

English Touring Opera, 2019, Rehearsal Pianist


Peter Davis: The Perfect Opera 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tete-a-Tete Festival, 2019


Mozart: The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera)

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2019, Repetiteur and Glockenspiel


Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova (Scottish Opera)

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2019, Repetiteur and Celeste


Puccini: La Boheme (Paisley Opera)

Paisley Opera, 2020, Rehearsal Pianist


Stuart MacRae: Anthropocene (Scottish Opera)

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2019, Repetiteur


Verdi: Rigoletto (Scottish Opera)

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2018, Repetiteur


Brian Hosefros: The Hummingbird (GSMD Opera Makers)

Milton Court Studio Theatre, 2017, Asst. Conductor