Colombia’s Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra Pronounces Subsequent Music Director

(Picture courtesy: Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín/Fb)


The Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra (Filarmed) has not had a principal conductor for 3 years, throughout which the orchestra was directed by visitor conductors. David Greilsammer was chosen out of two different candidates within the ultimate spherical for the position.

“The choice course of was very rigorous and was guided by the requirements of the American League of Orchestras,” defined María Catalina, govt director of Filarmed. 

Every of the candidates carried out with Filarmed throughout 4 weeks in a number of orchestral codecs and in neighborhood, seasonal, pedagogical, and chamber music live shows. They had been assessed on varied rubrics which had been rated by the Filarmed musicians, administrative crew, and board of administrators.

As principal conductor, Greilsammer will choose the varied visitor conductors and soloists for every season, make sure the orchestra’s worldwide standing, and plan academic packages and coaching.

His debut in his new position will happen in August 2022, the place he’ll give two live shows. The primary will contain discussions about biodiversity and environmental safety and a celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s one hundred and fortieth birthday. The second will deal with ocean conservation and rejoice Claude Debussy’s a hundred and sixtieth birthday.

Since 2013, Greilsammer has served as music and inventive director of Switzerland’s Geneva Camerata. Moreover, information albums as a pianist and conductor launched by the Vanguard, Sony Classical, and Naïve file labels. 

Having carried out as visitor conductor and soloist with a number of main orchestras worldwide, he has additionally given solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Corridor,  Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Heart.

“We’re blissful [to] welcome David Greilsammer for the inventive course of Filarmed,” the orchestra wrote on their Fb web page. “Greilsammer will lead the development of our personal sound, progressive inventive proposals and distinctive experiences.”

“I need all musicians to be 100% related to one another, as if the facility of sound is transmitted from one physique to a different, in order that they will sound united, energetic, dynamic, daring,” added Greilsammer. “The extra related we’re amongst ourselves, the extra highly effective and delightful our sound will probably be.”

“I would really like Filarmed to turn out to be a frontrunner within the orchestral world, bringing collectively its musical excellence, its originality, its Colombian and Latin American traditions and its very heat human spirit, with a view to supply audiences unforgettable and thrilling live shows that can have an effect distinctive of their lives,” Greilsammer expressed within the press launch.


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