David Marlow Conductor

David Marlow Conductor

In 2018 the chief conductor of the Vogtland Philharmonic makes his debuts with the Vienna Symphony, the Bochum Symphony and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. He continues his collaboration with the WDR Symphony, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Het Gelders Orkest.

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David Marlow has been the Chief Conductor of the Vogtland Philharmonie since 2014. From 2010 to 2015 he was Musical Assistant to Andris Nelsons at the Bayreuth Festival. On Nelson’s behalf, he took over the rehearsals for Lohengrin with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at short notice in December 2015. Due to the overwhelmingly positive resonance, further invitations followed quickly, among others with the Ulster Orchestra Belfast, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Gelders Orkest and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest. Last season he made his debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Jena Philharmonic and the Northwest German Philharmonic. This season David Marlow will conduct the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and the Bochumer Symphoniker for the first time, performing with them in Rotterdam together with Lawrence Power.

At the age of 21, David Marlow conducted his first opera, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. After completing his studies in Detmold and Vienna, he began his career as Kapellmeister, which led him to Aachen and later to Chemnitz. To date he has conducted over 300 productions including Peter Grimes, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Lohengrin, Carmen, Faust, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Carlos and Don Quichotte. He also conducted the German premieres of the operas Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove, Selma Jezkova by Paul Rouders and Ludger Vollmer's Lola Running. From 2010 to 2013 he was the chorus master of the WDR Rundfunkchor where he worked with conductors such as Jukka Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kurt Masur, Daniel Harding, Howard Griffiths, Simon Halsey and Kent Nagano.

In recent years David Marlow has increasingly devoted himself to symphonic music, conducting many major works from the classical-romantic repertoire (Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner, Dvorak, Sibelius), classical modern music (Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofiev, Shostakovich) and contemporary music. He started the current season with the Vogtland Philharmonic and soloist Wolfgang Hentrich with a performance of Peteris Vasks' Violin Concerto Distant Light.

David Marlow is passionate about music education for people of all ages. Since September 2014 he has regularly delved into the symphonic repertoire for radio listeners. This remarkable collection of musical analyses is available online. He is also involved frequently in education projects with children, adolescents and adults, for example with the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra in 2013 together with musicians from the WDR and BR Symphony Orchestras and the Ensemble Modern.

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