David Reiland

The Orchestre national de Lorraine in Metz, France, has announced the nomination of Belgian conductor David Reiland, 37, as Music Director. He will take the job from the 2018/2019 season.

Reiland is principal conductor of United Instruments of Lucilin in Luxembourg since 2009 and he was Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg from 2013 to 2017. He is First Guest conductor at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne et Loire.

At the Mozarteum University in Salzburg maestro Dennis Russel Davies and Jorge Rotter coached him conducting the integral symphonies of Leonard Bernstein and a three years cycle of Mozart Symphonies with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

David Reiland studied in Brussels and completed his studies under Pierre Boulez as an assistant at the Lucerne Festival, and with David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Jorma Panula and Peter Gülke. In Salzburg, Reiland met Alexander Müllenbach with whom he studied composition. Being himself an established composer today and as well a saxophonist, his works “Initium” for saxophone and organ and “Asgard », written for large formation of brass and percussion have been performed in Austria and Luxembourg last season.

Since 2006, David has been frequently invited as conductor to the Hallé Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Philharmonique du Luxemburg, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Sinfonie-orchester Basel.

Among his numerous projects and concerts as an assistant to the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) he assisted Sir Simon Rattle, Ivan Fischer, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski and Frans Brüggen. David Reiland made his London debut in February of 2012 conducting the OAE and the BBC Symphony Choir at the Royal Festival Hall with a performance of Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

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