David Grandis

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David Grandis

David Grandis studied in several national conservatories in France and began his conducting apprenticeship with Klaus Weise. After receiving a B.M. in Musicology in France, he completed a M.M. in orchestral conducting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Donald Schleicher and a G.P.D. at the Peabody Conservatory with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar. He also attended several conducting workshops as a participant in Russia with Misha Kats and in Bulgaria with Gustav Meier.

David Grandis has worked with several conductors such as Klaus Weise, Michel Plasson, Misha Kats, Donald Schleicher, Vincent Monteil, Hajime Teri Murai and Andrea Licata. In 1998, he created the Maeterlinck chamber orchestra and performed several concerts in France. He was appointed guest conductor of the Albert Lance's Lyric Company for Gounod's Faust and Puccini's Il Tabarro.

Music director of the University of Grenoble Symphony Orchestra for the 2003/2004 season, he has also conducted many orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice (France), the National Orchestra of the Capitole of Toulouse (France), the National Orchestra of Bordeaux (France), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minsk (Belarus), the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia (Bulgaria), The Peabody Symphony Orchestra and the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (USA).

In 2007, David Grandis was assistant conductor of the Baltimore Opera and of the Peabody Conservatory Opera for their productions of Tosca and of the Tales of Hoffmann. He was also re-invited to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice (France) during next summer for its festival of the young soloist. He is currently the Music Director of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and the conductor of the College of William and Mary Symphony Orchestra.

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