Pianist and conductor David Greilsammer is recognised as one of the most adventurous and imaginative artists of today. Following his concert debut in 2004 at New York’s Lincoln Center, he went on to become ‘Young Musician of the Year’ at the French Music Awards in 2008 and has since gained international acclaim for his intelligent and audacious approach to music. Impressing audiences and critics alike with his fascinating programmes, Greilsammer’s performances have been hailed for their exceptional sensitivity, freshness and elegance.
In 2009, David Greilsammer became Music Director of the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, whose international standing is rapidly developing under his leadership. Last June, the press described his appearance with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra at the Istanbul International Music Festival as “sublime”.
The current season sees David Greilsammer and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra begin their long-term guest residency at the prestigious new Parisian cultural flagship – La Gaîté lyrique – presenting a series of concerts mixing dance, theatre, video and music.
In 2011, David Greilsammer signed exclusively to Sony Classical; his first disc on the label is a piano recital of Baroque and Contemporary works to be released in Spring 2012.
Following some important debuts last season – San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – highlights of the current season include play/direct concerts with the Tel Aviv Soloists and the Thessanoliki State Symphony Orchestra and conducting engagements with the Orchestre de Picardie and Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.
With a passion for exploring contrasting musical worlds, Greilsammer’s recital programmes frequently juxtapose works from the past and present; at London’s Kings Place last season he created a programme alternating sonatas by Cage and Scarlatti, and he returns there this season to curate an event entitled “Dancing Through Time”.
Born in Jerusalem in 1977, David Greilsammer started his piano studies at the Rubin Conservatory in his native city. He later attended The Juilliard School in New York as a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky, before going on to work with Richard Goode.