Conductor Daniel Meyer appears in Germany three times during January and February. He returns to the Württembergische Philharmonie in Reutlingen for concerts of Gerswhin, Mintzer and Rachmaninoff; debuts with the Staatsorchester Darmstadt in concerts of JC Bach, Ligeti, Janacek and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Joseph Moog; and debuts with the Nuremberg Symphony in a program of Strauss, Beethoven and the Higdon Percussion Concerto.
“My family’s roots are in Bavaria and Alsace-Lorraine. On a Rotary International Scholarship, I was fortunate enough to study conducting at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna and, during the same period, sang Mozart, Schubert and Haydn on a regular basis as a member of the St. Augustine Choir; an up close and personal immersion experience, if you will, in a language and culture that had always fascinated me. Those student days set me up on a good path to feel at home in the German speaking world — and I love it that I’m getting to conduct there more frequently these days.” – Daniel Meyer
Highlights in North American this winter/spring include guest conducting engagements with the Detroit Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony. As music director of the Erie Philharmonic, he leads their residency with Emanuel Ax in early March. Also Music Director of the Asheville Symphony, Meyer leads the 2nd annual Amadeus Festival there March 10-19, 2017 featuring a residency by Midori.