Dominic Alldis keynote speaker
Dominic Alldis keynote speaker

Dominic Alldis

Orchestral Conductor, Jazz Musician, Business Speaker

Speaker Themes

  • Music as a Metaphor for Business
  • The Conductor as Leader
  • The Orchestra & Collaboration
  • Jazz, Teamwork & Innovation
  • Musical Diversity & Inclusion
  • Jazz & Classical Leadership
  • Interactive workshops

Travels from

Surrey, UK


As founder and CEO of Music & Management, Steinway Artist and Royal Academy of Music Professor, Dominic Alldis combines decades of experience as an international musician with 15 years of facilitating innovative learning experiences for business using the metaphor of music.

Dominic Alldis is a multi-talented and versatile musician and performer, equally at home conducting symphony orchestras, improvising at the piano with bands and teaching students in the world’s finest conservatoires. He moves freely between contrasting musical worlds and combines a prestigious classical music heritage with extensive experience as a jazz band-leader and improviser.

As an artist exploring the synergy between different musical cultures, Alldis is uniquely placed to bring his insights to the contemporary business world, with its need to maintain the ‘classical’ values of excellence and teamwork, while fostering the ‘jazz’ values of adaptability, disruption and innovation.

For more information about booking Dominic Alldis as a keynote speaker, his speaking topics and fees, contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk.


Dominic Alldis has worked with many of the world’s leading companies and business schools to create powerful musical experiences for executives. These events explore a range of key business concerns: leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation, listening, decision-making, talent-management and the pursuit of excellence.

His thought-provoking and transformative presentations often feature live musicians, ranging from large symphony orchestras to more intimate string quartets and jazz bands, depending on the size and key themes of the event.


 “You bring to life what leadership embodies, inspiring our leaders to stretch to their fullest potential. Your insights about collaboration and trust resonate powerfully with our leaders in the context of their teams and the business. Simply magical…” Lynne Mueller, Director of Worldwide Training, WPP

“The interplay, the connection, the artistry of the musicians is an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Quite literally Dominic, you are helping us transform leadership here at eBay…” Beth Axelrod, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay Inc.

“The best learning experience they had ever had at Google or anywhere, period…”   Richard Fernandez, Director of Senior Executive Education, Google

“Learning about leadership through music is one of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had. A beautiful, moving and educational experience…” Ellen Shedlarz, Managing Director, COO, Talent Management Group, Morgan Stanley

“This was the highlight of our conference and it was an honour to enjoy and listen to your performance on stage. We were absolutely delighted and excited, and the feedback was extremely positive…” Christian Wilmschoefer, Vice President, Siemens Industry Software Gmbh

“Our audience were more than inspired, they were re-energized by your performance.  You and your musicians had a terrific impact on our audience…”  Stéphane Voyer, Group HR Development Director, LVMH

“Dominic’s command of his profession rivals that of any senior business leader. His ability to connect key business principles like trust, respect, and execution was brought to life through his performance. Respectfully, one of the most unique and enjoyable keynote speaker presentations your team will ever witness and be sure to remember…” John K Millis, Vice President, Kimberly Clark Corporation

“The impact that Dominic had on our most senior leadership was profound, and sitting within the orchestra allowed our leaders to truly experience the impact of effective management. Many participants stated that they will remember this experience vividly for years…” Amanda Kunevich, Talent Management VP, Elsevier

“It is one thing to tell executives that they have to be a step ahead of those they lead, or that micromanaging strangles motivation and creativity, but it is immensely more powerful to show them. It also matters that the leadership lessons are offered in the context of the gorgeous music and Dominic’s gracious facilitation.  It is a session that brings out the best in everyone, as both leaders and learners…” Paul Ingram, Kravis Professor of Business, Advanced Management Program, Columbia Business School

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