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David Zinman (born New York, 10 July 1936) is an American conductor. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ...



Early Years

After early violin studies at the Oberlin Conservatory, he studied theory and composition at the University of Minnesota and took up conducting at Tanglewood. He then worked in Maine with Monteux (1958–62), serving as his assistant from 1961 to 1964. Zinman was principal conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra from 1965 to 1977, music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1974 to 1985 and chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra from 1979 to 1982. A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Categories: Stub | Ohio culture | Lorain County, Ohio ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Rochester, New York. ... The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (RPHO) is a Dutch symphony orchestra based in Rotterdam. ...

After two years as principal guest conductor, Zinman was appointed music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1985, a position he held until 1998. With that orchestra he made important recordings (including a series of Schumann symphonies and much American music) and transformed a regional ensemble into a leading American institution, his musical strengths complemented by an engaging manner, a deep commitment to music education and community relations, deft use of the media and self-deprecating humour (‘I am the Mel Brooks of the violin’, he once declared). The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Robert Schumann (June 8, 1810 – July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist. ... Mel Brooks in the 2005 film of The Producers Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies, or as he says, spoofs. ...

He has also appeared with leading orchestras and festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe. Zinman has given numerous premières at Baltimore and elsewhere, including works by Adams, Bolcom, Danielpour, Daugherty, Kernis, Kirchner, Rouse and Torke. His recording of Górecki’s Symphony no.3 with the London Sinfonietta was an international bestseller. Zinman became music director of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra in 1995 and the following year was appointed music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and received the Peabody Award from Johns Hopkins University. He continues to direct the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival. With the Tonhalle, he recently completed the Beethoven symphonies on CD (2004) and Beethoven Overtures (2005) to widespread musical aclaim and his recorded repertoire continues to grow as does the international reputation of the Zürich orchestra, which he has now nurtured for 10 years. John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer, with strong roots in minimalism. ... William Elden Bolcom (born May 26, 1938) is an American composer of chamber, operatic, and symphonic music. ... Richard Danielpour (born 28 January 1956 in New York) is an American composer. ... Michael Daugherty, born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an American composer. ... Aaron Jay Kernis (born January 15, 1960) is one of the most highly-honored contemporary composers. ... Leon Kirchner (born January 24, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American composer of classical music. ... Christopher Rouse (born 15 February 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer. ... American composer Michael Torke (born September 21, 1961 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), studied at the Eastman School of Music and at Yale University, and writes accessible music influenced by jazz and minimalism. ... Henryk MikoÅ‚aj Górecki (born December 6, 1933) is a Polish composer of classical music. ... The London Sinfonietta is a British chamber orchestra based in London. ... Location within Switzerland (German pronunciation IPA: ; in English often Zurich, without the umlaut) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... Zurichs Tonhalle is one of the major - and special - concert halls of the world and its resident orchestra is named after it. ... Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is an internationally renowned classical music festival that presents world-class music in an intimate, small-town setting. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting and cable television. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...

After completing the Beethoven cycle, including the Missa Solemnis, the triple concerto, the piano concertos and the violin concerto in 2005/6, Zinman begins recording the works of Mahler in early 2006 with the Zürich Tonhalle. His 2 performances with it in the BBC Promenade Concert series, most recently in 2005, were enthusiastically received and the more recent one was nationally televised in Britain, revealing his command of the music, the versatility of his interpretation and his subtle but impressive control over every aspect of the orchestra and its perfomance. Gustav Mahler in 1909 Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ...


David Zinman lives in New Jersey, USA and in Zürich, Switzerland. In additional to concerts and recordings with the Tonhalle orchestra which has extended his contact as music director until 2010, he conducts all over the world with most of the leading orchestras, recently including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1993, he conducted the orchestra for the soundtrack of the film version of the New York City Ballet production of The Nutcracker, with Tchaikovsky's music and George Balanchine's choreography. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Location within Switzerland (German pronunciation IPA: ; in English often Zurich, without the umlaut) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... Categories: Musical group stubs | Austrian orchestras ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States. ... The Berlin Philharmonic rehearsing in the Berliner Philharmonie. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... A performance of The Nutcracker The story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King was written by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1816). ... A young Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1874) Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... George Balanchine (January 9 (O.S.) = January 22 (N.S.), 1904–April 30, 1983) was one of the 20th centurys foremost choreographers, and one of the founders of American ballet. ...

In January 2006, David Zinman, received the prestigious Theodore Thomas Award, presented by the Conductors Guild. The award is presented bi-annually to a conductor, in recognition of outstanding achievement and extraordinary service to one’s colleagues in advancing the art and science of conducting, reflecting honour on the profession. Theodore Thomas (October 11, 1835–January 4, 1905) was a German-American musician and conductor. ...

External links

  • David Zinman & Sony BMG /Arte Nova record label
  • Art of the States: David Zinman
  • Zurich Tonhalle orchestra & David Zinman
  • David Zinman
Preceded by:
Edo de Waart
Music Directors, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by:
James Conlon
Preceded by:
Sergiu Comissiona
Music Directors, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by:
Yuri Temirkanov
Preceded by:
Claus Peter Flor (principal guest)
Music Directors, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Succeeded by:

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