Joshua Weilerstein is Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, beginning his tenure in 2015/16. With a repertoire ranging from Gesualdo to Rouse, he is committed to bringing new audiences into the concert hall and creating a natural dialogue between musicians and their public.
Highlights of the 15/16 season include debuts with the Milwaukee Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, SWR Stuttgart, and Lahti Symphony. He returns to the Baltimore, Vancouver, BBC, and Danish National Symphony Orchestras; the Royal Liverpool, Oslo, and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras; Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, and the Orchestre National de Lyon. In addition, he takes the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne on a four-city tour of Germany. In summer 2015, Weilerstein made his debut with the NHK Symphony (Tokyo) and conducted the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail, along with engagements at the Aspen and Breckenridge Music Festivals.
Weilerstein’s career was launched when he won the Malko Competition in 2009. From 2011-2014 he served as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and he has since rapidly become one of the most sought-after young conductors in the world. Weilerstein believes fundamentally in the importance of music education and previously served as concertmaster of Discovery Ensemble, a Boston-based chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting classical music to inner-city schools ... read full bio