David Coleman

Jury member

In an eminent career, David Coleman has conducted many leading symphony orchestras across the world in opera, ballet, symphonic and choral repertoires and Opera House.

In particular he had a long association with Paris Opera and more widely in France with the Operas of Bordeaux, Nice and Toulouse; with Rome and Napoli Opera houses among many others in Italy; with both Berlin Deutsche and Staatsopers; a close association as composer and conductor with Semperoper Dresden and most especiallythroughout his career with La Scala Milan.

Maestro Coleman is guest conductor with a number of orchestras, most recently with the Hungarian State Opera orchestra. He is well known as conductor of Opera Galas in principal music venues in the UK and of Ballet Galas across Europe, the Americas and the Far East.

David Coleman is a leading exponent of Rudolf Nureyev’s productions. He was Musical Director at the inception at some of them and continues to conduct revivals of his works worldwide. He was Musical Director of Rudolf Nureyev’s own company, ‘Rudolf Nureyev and Friends’.

In the UK he supports and promotes new music, particularly choral works for which he has received awards for innovative programme planning.

As composer, David Coleman writes in both chamber and symphonic forms. In addition he has composed a wide range of choral works and also composed and arranged a number of full scores for classical and new ballets. He currently has works in the repertoire at Paris, Toulouse and Dresden Opera houses and with contemporary choreographers. In addition, his works are given in live performance and on TV and multi media in many countries. After this performance of the ‘Suite of Dances’, specially written for the ‘Camerata’, the world premiere of his ‘Kaleidoscope’ will be given by the Staatskapelle at Dresden Semperoper in their Autumn season.

Many highly acclaimed films and videos have been made of his performances. Maestro Coleman regularly gives recorded interviews on conducting, music and dance.

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