Music Director Jaap van Zweden
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Biography
Jaap van Zweden

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with leading orchestras such as, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and, London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducted the New York Philharmonic in four World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. As part of the launch of Project 19, the multiyear initiative marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers, he led the premieres of works by Nina C. Young, Tania León, and Ellen Reid. Other highlights include a new, staged production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Barber, Björk, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Anders Hilborg, and more, including the school-age participants in the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is the 2020 release of the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state, following the 2019 release of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, both part of the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established US classical music label. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, the recordings of which are available on the Naxos label. His acclaimed performances of Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal — the last of which earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012 — are available on CD and DVD.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed at age 19 as the youngest-ever concertmaster of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He began his conducting career almost 20 years later, in 1996. He remains Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, where he was Chief Conductor (2005–13), served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra (2008–11), and was Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2008–18), where he is now Conductor Laureate. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year and was the subject of an October 2018 CBS 60 Minutes profile on the occasion of his arrival at the New York Philharmonic. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2020 Concertgebouw Prize. Under his leadership the Hong Kong Philharmonic was named Gramophone’s 2019 Orchestra of the Year.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. The Foundation has grown into a multifaceted organization that focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism. The Foundation provides in-home music therapy through a national network of qualified music therapists in The Netherlands; opened the Papageno House in 2015 (with Her Majesty Queen Maxima in attendance) for young adults with autism to live, work, and participate in the community; created a research center at the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and for analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism; develops funding opportunities to support autism programs; and, most recently, launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

Upcoming 2020-2021 Performances
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February, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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February, 2021 Friday

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

27

February, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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March, 2021 Tuesday

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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March, 2021 Wednesday

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

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Program To Include
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

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March, 2021 Friday

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

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March, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

21

April, 2021 Wednesday

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem

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Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

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April, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem

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Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

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April, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem

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Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

27

April, 2021 Tuesday

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart’s Requiem

CYO
Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

29

April, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: Brahms, Berg, and Wagner
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Brahms, Berg, and Wagner

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Wagner Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
Berg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

30

April, 2021 Friday

CANCELLED: <em>Phil the Hall</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Phil the Hall

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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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May, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Brahms, Berg, and Wagner
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Brahms, Berg, and Wagner

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Program To Include
Wagner Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
Berg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

27

May, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

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May, 2021 Friday

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

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May, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

CYO
Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

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June, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

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Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

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June, 2021 Friday

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

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Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

5

June, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

CYO
Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

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June, 2021 Thursday

CANCELLED: György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: <em>Fin de partie</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie

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Program To Include
György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett Fin de partie (US Premiere)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Claire van Kampen Director
Laurent Naouri Bass-baritone (Hamm)
Rod Gilfry Baritone (Clov)
To Be Announced Tenor (Nagg)
J’Nai Bridges Mezzo-Soprano (Nell)

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June, 2021 Saturday

CANCELLED: György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: <em>Fin de partie</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie

CYO
Program To Include
György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett Fin de partie (US Premiere)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Claire van Kampen Director
Laurent Naouri Bass-baritone (Hamm)
Rod Gilfry Baritone (Clov)
To Be Announced Tenor (Nagg)
J’Nai Bridges Mezzo-Soprano (Nell)
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