Conductor David Niemann

German conductor David Niemann is establishing himself as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. Second prize winner of the 2015 Malko Conducting Competition, in February 2015 he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, where he worked alongside chief conductor Michael Schønwandt for the following three seasons. He is developing a broad mainstream repertoire and is equally a persuasive advocate of twentieth-century and contemporary repertoire.

Highlights of the 2022/23 season include multiple appearances with Helsingborg Symphony, displaying his ease working across a diverse range of symphonic repertoire, performing works from Haydn to Mahler and Stravinsky.  Return engagement will include Ensemble Modern, Slovenian Philharmonic and Malmo Opera, alongside debuts with Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Aalborg Symfoniorkester.

Recent highlights have included debut appearances with both Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Ensemble Modern (Hamburg Elbphilharmonie); a special interdisciplinary project with Junge Deutsche Philharmonie featuring new commissions with the most renowned artists of the German-speaking poetry slam scene; Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, paired with Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, to open the Barcelona concert season of the Valles Symphony in the iconic Palau de la Musica. Engagements have also included a series of projects with Qatar Philharmonic, a number of visits to Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Luxembourg Philharmonic; many main season and regional concerts with the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and concerts with Opéra National de Lorraine and Orchestre Lyrique Région Avignon Provence.