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David Robertson, American conductor, is a consummate musician, masterful programmer and dynamic presence who 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 eleventh season as music director of the 136-year-old St. Louis Symphony. In January 2014, David Robertson assumed the post of chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. Born in Santa Monica, California, Mr. 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. He and his wife, pianist Orli Shaham, are parents of twin boys. Robertson also has two older sons.