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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. Robertson  is  the  recipient  of  numerous  musical  and  artistic  awards,  and  in  2010  was  made  a  Chevalier  de  l’Ordre  des  Arts  et  des  Lettres  by  the  Government  of  France.  Robertson  is  devoted  to  supporting  young  musicians  and  has  worked  with  students  at  the  festivals  of  Aspen,  Tanglewood,  Lucerne,  at  the  Paris  Conservatoire,  the  Juilliard  School,  Music  Academy  of  the  West,  and  the  National  Orchestra  Institute. 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. He and his wife, pianist Orli Shaham, are parents of twin boys. Robertson also has two older sons.

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