A consummate musician, masterful programmer, and dynamic presence, American maestro DAVID ROBERTSON has established himself as one of today’s most sought-after conductors. A passionate and compelling communicator with an extensive orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has forged close relationships with major orchestras around the world through his exhilarating music-making and stimulating ideas. In fall 2015, Robertson launched his 11th season as Music Director of the 136-year-old St. Louis Symphony. In January 2014, Robertson assumed the post of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia.
In 2014/15 Robertson led the St. Louis Symphony back to Carnegie Hall, performing Meredith Monk’s WEAVE for Carnegie’s celebration of the artist, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times wrote: “Mr. Robertson led a ferociously focused performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the phrasing taut but natural as breathing.”
Born in Santa Monica, California, David Robertson was educated at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where he studied horn and composition before turning to orchestral conducting. Robertson is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.