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David Zinman

New York–born conductor David Zinman has held positions as music director of the Rotterdam and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; principal conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; and music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and American Academy of Conducting. He has just completed his 19-year tenure as music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, with his final performance at the 2014 BBC Proms. A regular guest with the world’s leading orchestras, in recent engagements he has worked with the Bavarian Radio and Vienna Symphony Orchestras, London and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre national de France. He regularly conducts the New York Philharmonic and in the summer of 2014 he appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Upcoming projects include performances with the Toronto, NHK, Berlin’s German, and Washington’s National symphony orchestras, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Zinman’s discography of more than 100 recordings has received international honors, including five Grammy Awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, two Edison Prizes, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and a Gramophone Award. Recent releases include a 50-CD box set David Zinman: Great Symphonies — The Zurich Years, which commemorates his recording legacy with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. In 2000 Mr. Zinman was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2002 he was first conductor and non-Swiss recipient of the City of Zurich Art Prize. He received the Thomas Theodore award in recognition of outstanding achievement and extraordinary service to one’s colleagues in advancing the art and science of conducting. In 2008 he won the Midem Classical Artist of the Year award for his work with the Tonhalle Orchestra. He was also the 1997 recipient of the Ditson Award from Columbia University in recognition of his exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers.

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