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10.04.18
David Robertson
2018-2019 Highlights
ELCCNY
07.10.18
David Robertson, Stefan Jackiw
Aspen Music Festival review: Gypsy fun after Brahms enlivens the weekend
The Aspen Times
04.07.17
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Robertson, Gerstein and the SLSO prove they've got rhythm
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
01.01.17
Calidore String Quartet , Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Shai Wosner, Gil Shaham, Colin Currie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Staatskapelle Berlin , Cleveland Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Knights , Philharmonic Orchestra , Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford, Morris Robinson, James Darrah, VOCES8
Best of 2016
12.06.16
Wynton Marsalis, James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eric Jacobsen, Mariss Jansons, David Robertson, Gene Scheer, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Mason Bates, Silkroad Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Knights , Patti LuPone, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson
2017 Grammy Nominees
Grammy Awards
10.21.16
David Robertson
CD reviews: SLSO team makes a convincing case for 'Scheherazade.2'
St Louis Post-Dispatch
09.22.16
David Robertson
Review: John Adams, 'Scheherazade.2'
NPR
09.21.16
David Robertson
John Adams, ‘Scheherazade.2’ review
San Francisco Chronicle
04.03.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
An evening of musical innocence from the SLSO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
02.22.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Stars and Snow
The New Yorker
02.19.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Symphony announces a soaring musical schedule for next season
St. Louis Public Radio
02.16.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-17 season
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
02.04.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Messiaen's ode to Utah's national parks is a multimedia wonder at Disney Hall
Los Angeles Times
02.03.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Walt Disney Concert Hall Performance Combines Modern Music with Breathtaking National Park Images
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Los Angeles
02.01.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Review: David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony deliver two memorable performances at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.
San Jose Mercury News
02.01.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Messiaen’s ‘Canyons’ gets a photographic counterpoint
San Francisco Chronicle
01.26.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Concert review: Adams and Mahler program plays to the St. Louis Symphony's strengths Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23.
KDHX
01.17.16
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Music review: Robertson, O'Grady and the SLSO bring Messaien to the stars
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
12.18.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , VOCES8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
07.22.14
David Robertson, Gil Shaham
David Robertson and Gil Shaham join the NYOUSA for a summer tour
NYOUSA
12.13.13
David Robertson, Christine Goerke
So Much Operatic Life, and a Fatality
The New York Times
11.24.13
David Robertson
Music Review: Meeting Village Ostracism With Repressed Rage
The New York Times
05.14.12
David Robertson
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF CONDUCTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – DAVID ROBERTSON
Sydney Symphony
10.16.11
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Robertson, SLSO triumph in complex new concerto
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
06.11.11
David Robertson
She Can Be Tender, but She May Be a Killer, Too
The New York Times
12.19.10
David Robertson
New World Symphony bids farewell to the Lincoln Theatre in final concerts
South Florida Classical Review
04.20.10
David Robertson, Gil Shaham, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Review: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
San Francisco Chronicle
04.06.10
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Artful Programming, Immaculately Played
Musical America
02.26.10
David Robertson, Gil Shaham
The Dubious Sounds of Nature
ConcertoNet.com
02.26.10
David Robertson, Gil Shaham
Sam, Gil, Bela, David, Maurice
New York Daily News
02.20.10
David Robertson
The Toe-Tapping Starts at the Podium
The New York Times
11.21.09
Osvaldo Golijov, David Robertson, Christoph Eschenbach
The ten best classical albums of the Noughties
The Times (London)
10.31.09
David Robertson, Colin Currie
David Robertson, Colin Currie and the SLSO issue a wake-up call
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
07.27.09
David Robertson
At Tanglewood: Style Points
The Faster Times
04.14.09
David Robertson
David Robertson. Highbrow, Brilliant
New York Magazine
04.06.09
David Robertson
Is That in Your Job Description, Maestro?
The New York Times
03.01.09
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, Chicago come together in music and dance
St. Louis Post Dispatch
02.12.09
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2009-2010 SEASON
01.09.09
David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra One Of ITunes Top 10 of 2008
12.19.08
David Robertson, Jeremy Denk
Pianos, Sopranos, Pixels and Puppets
The New York Times
12.08.08
Marin Alsop, David Robertson, Steven Sloane
Alex Ross: The Ten Best Performances of 2008
The New Yorker
10.25.08
David Robertson, Leonidas Kavakos
Hearing a Classical Score With a Contemporary Ear
The New York Times
11.30.05
David Robertson
Conductor Makes the Old New and the New Newer
The New York Times
01.01.01
David Robertson
CONGRATULATIONS GRAMMY WINNERS!
Grammy.com
01.01.01
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Mason Bates, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com

David Robertson - conductor, artist, thinker, and American musical visionary - occupies some of the most prominent platforms on the international music scene.  A highly sought-after podium figure in the worlds of opera, orchestral music, and new music, Robertson is celebrated worldwide as a champion of contemporary composers, an ingenious and adventurous programmer, and a masterful communicator whose passionate advocacy for the art form is widely recognized.  A consummate and deeply collaborative musician, Robertson is hailed for his intensely committed music making.  

Following a Fall 2018 tour of European musical capitals with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Robertson kicks off his valedictory season as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director with the Orchestra, February - November 2019, navigating oceans of music from Australian composers to Australian premieres, including Christopher Rouse's Bassoon Concerto, the presence of American musical compatriots Wynton Marsalis and John Adams, concert performances of Britten's Peter Grimes, and show-stoppers, including Andre Previn and Tom Stoppard's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.  As always, musical friends from around the world will join in - Australian oboist Diana Doherty, Lang Lang, Susan Graham, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and a wealth of others.  Robertson will continue to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in future seasons as the city undertakes a major renovation of its beloved Sydney Opera House. 

In the 2018-19 season, Robertson continues his rich collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, as part of Music Director Jaap van Zweden's first festival for the Orchestra, The Art of Andriessen.  He ventures north to conduct two Canadian Orchestras: the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and in the US, he conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestras, in addition to the Juilliard Orchestra, where he begins his tenure as Director of Conducting Studies, Distinguished Visiting Professor.  Robertson will return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and will conduct in Munich, Prague, and Spain.  

David Robertson recently completed his transformative 13-year tenure as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, where he solidified the orchestra's status as one of the nation's most enduring and innovative.  For the SLSO, he established fruitful relationships with a wide spectrum of artists, and garnered a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for the Nonesuch release of John Adams' City Noir.

Robertson has served in artistic leadership positions at musical institutions including the Orchestre National de Lyon, and, as a protégé of Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble InterContemporain, which he led on its first North American tour.  At the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he served as Principal Guest Conductor.  Robertson has served as a Perspectives Artist at Carnegie Hall, where he has conducted, among others, The Met Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  He appears regularly in Europe with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Bayerische Rundfunk and the Dresden Staatskapelle, and at the Berlin Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the BBC Proms, and the Musica Viva Festival in Munich.

In Spring 2018, Robertson built upon his longstanding relationship with The Metropolitan Opera, conducting the premiere of Phelim McDermott's celebrated production of Così fan tutte, set in 1950s Coney Island.  Since his Met Opera debut in 1996, with The Makropulos Case, he has conducted a breathtaking range of Met projects, including the Met premiere of John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer (2014); the 2016 revival of Janácek's Jenufa, then its first Met performances in nearly a decade; the premiere production of Nico Muhly's Two Boys (2013); and many favorites, from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro to Britten's Billy Budd.  Robertson has frequent projects at the world's most prestigious opera houses, including La Scala, Théâtre du Châtelet, Bayerische Staatsoper (orchestra), the San Francisco Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera.

Robertson is the recipient of numerous musical and artistic awards, and in 2010 was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France.  He is devoted to supporting young musicians and has worked with students at the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, Lucerne, at the Paris Conservatoire, the Juilliard School, Music Academy of the West, and the National Orchestra Institute.  In 2014, he led the Coast to Coast tour of Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the USA.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Robertson was educated at London's Royal Academy of Music, where he studied horn and composition before turning to orchestral conducting.  He is married to pianist Orli Shaham, and lives in New York.

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