David Greilsammer

Known for his eclectic and fascinating programmes, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today’s most audacious classical artists. The New York Times recently selected his recital Scarlatti:Cage Sonatas as one of the ten most important musical events of the year. Previously, The New York Times has awarded two of David Greilsammer’s albums, Baroque Conversations and Mozart-In-Between, among the best recordings of the year.

Known as a unique interpreter of both baroque and contemporary music, David Greilsammer is also celebrated for his Mozart performances. In 2008, he performed in Paris all of Mozart’s piano Sonatas in a one day “marathon” and in recent years, he recorded various albums devoted the composer. More recently, he played and conducted Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos, in one single season.

Since 2013, David Greilsammer is Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA). With this innovative orchestra, he gives more than forty concerts per season, including international tours that have taken him and the ensemble to Paris, Berlin, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Gstaad, Lausanne, Mexico, Morelia, Eilat and Istanbul. David Greilsammer and GECA regularly work with choreographers, actors, visual artists, video artists, as well as jazz, world, electronic, and rock musicians. In spring 2017 they release their debut CD on Sony Classical, which will feature the Ravel G major Piano Concerto directed by David from the keyboard.

David Greilsammer has released four critically acclaimed records on the Naïve label, and in 2011 he signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, resulting in three award-winning albums, both as pianist and conductor. His latest recording for Sony presents an unusual encounter between the Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage.

Recently, David Greilsammer has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Brno Philharmonic, Taipei Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Filarmonica di Torino, Israel Symphony, and Bournemouth Symphony. He has also performed at Ravinia, Mostly Mozart and Verbier festivals, as well as the Tokyo Suntory Hall, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, and Kennedy Center in Washington.

This season, David makes his conducting debut with the BBC Philharmonic, and gives solo recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as in Sheffield, Bristol, Brussels, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Eindhoven, Dresden and Rouen.

David Greilsammer conducts the Geneva Camerata in Schumann’s symphony no.2