Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra takes on Malko Prize Winner as Chief Conductor

David Danzmayr 4th Prize Winner of the Malko Competition 2012

David Danzmayr, 4th Prize Winner of the Malko Competition 2012, has been appointed Chief Conductor at the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra starting from the 2016/2017 season.

Danzmayr has collaborated with the orchestra, the biggest in Croatia, since the 2013/2014 season – and to superb reviews that has left both parties with confidence that Maestro Danzmayr is the right person to continue the orchestra’s success of first-rate conductors like Friedrich Zaun, Milan Horvat, Lovro von Matačić, Mladen Bašić, Pavle Dešpalj, Kazushi Ôno, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Rahbari and Vjekoslav Šutej.

Described by ´The Herald´ as „extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive” David Danzmayr is widely regarded as one of the most talented and exciting European conductors of the younger generation. He is currently in his second season as Music Director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago, and has recently been appointed as Music Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. In the 2015/2016 season David Danzmayr will take over the position of principal guest conductor from Leopold Hager at the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra; and from the 2016/2017 season he joins the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra as its chief conductor.

Well done Maestro Danzmayr!