has held the position of Principal Conductor with the BBC Radio Orchestra in London; City of Glasgow Philharmonic; BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra; National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland and the Midland Symphony Orchestra. From 1973 to 1987 he was the regular Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2's "Friday Night Is Music Night".
Iain Sutherland has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Graz Symphony, BRTN Philharmonic (Brussels), NDR Philharmonie (Hannover), Dessau Philharmonic, Brazilian National Symphony, Flemish Radio Philharmonic, Maribor Philharmonic and the Orchestras of BR (Munich), Münchner Rundfunk Orchester, SWF (Kaiserslautern), NRK (Oslo) and NOS (Hilversum) to name a few. His repertoire encompasses baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary works, as well as Viennese Operetta, Broadway and Hollywood and he has recorded numerous CDs.
Mr Sutherland is currently a director of the Performing Artists' Media Rights Association, has served as Warden of the Performers and Composers section of the ISM, on the Central Music Advisory Committee of the BBC, the Council of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and is on the Committee of the British Music Writers Council of the Musicians Union. He is a Companion of the Television and Radio Industries Club and a patron of the Young Person's Concert Foundation".