David Robertson

The Juilliard School in New York announced American conductor David Robertson, 59, as director of conducting studies. Robertson will be the principal teacher for all conducting degree students at the school. He will work with three or four students per academic year and will personally audition prospective students. He is to teach private lessons, a regular studio class, and he will work with the students conducting the Juilliard Lab Orchestra. In addition, he will select students to accompany him and assist at major orchestral engagements on his schedule. Robertson also will conduct one major concert annually with the Juilliard Orchestra.

In this position, David Robertson succeeds Alan Gilbert in the fall of 2018. Gilbert has been on the Juilliard faculty since September 2011, during the time he was music director of the New York Philharmonic. With his appointment as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the conductor is now based in Europe.

David Robertson is currently in his valedictory season as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony, and his fifth season as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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