Acclaimed conductor David Zinman conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra during May this year in two programmes. Zinman is the Music Director of the Tonhalle in Zurich to which he was appointed in 1995. Renowned for his creative programming, he has also appeared as guest conductor with the major orchestras of the world – the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre de Paris, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France.
The first Sydney concert features Mozart’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria. In a second May concert he conducts Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini and Roman Carnival Overtures, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Elgar’s Falstaff. Swiss-German pianist Andreas Haefliger, a graduate of the Juillard School of Music is the soloist.
David Zinman recently worked with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In this interview with Michael McManus of Gramophone, he talks about the trio of programmes he presented with the NYPO, in which he paired a Beethoven symphony with a 20th century concerto.