David Grandis, Conductor

Curriculum Vitae


DAVID GRANDIS
U.S. and French citizen

 

CONDUCTING

  • Currently:

    1. Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Washington, DC,(08/13-present), Music Director
    2. College of William & Mary Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg, VA (08/13-present) Music Director

  • 2012-2013:

    1. Lyon National Opera, France, (Capriccio, 03/13-05/13), assistant
    2. Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Washington, DC, (10/12), guest conductor
    3. UW-Madison, Symphony Orchestra, Madison, WI, (08/10-05/13), assistant
    4. UW-Madison, Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI, (08/10-05/13), assistant
    5. UW-Madison, University Opera, Madison, WI, (08/10-05/13), assistant

  • 2010-2011:

    1. Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Washington, DC, (04/11), guest conductor
    2. Lyon National Opera, France, (Werther, 12/10-01/11), assistant
    3. Lyon National Opera, France, (Hänsel und Gretel, 05/10-06/10), assistant

  • 2008-2009:

    1. Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Easton, MD, (11/08 - 05/10), assistant
    2. Capital City Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC, (08/08 - 05/10), assistant
    3. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, CA, (2009), workshop
    4. Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis, MD, (04/08 - 06/09), assistant
    5. National Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington DC, (01/08-06/08),cover conductor
    6. Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, CA, (2008),workshop

  • 2006-2007:

    1. Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, France, (06/07), guest conductor
    2. Baltimore Opera Company, Baltimore, MD, (Tosca, 04/07-05/07), assistant
    3. Peabody Opera, Baltimore, MD, (Tales of Hoffmann, 01/07-03/07), assistant
    4. Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD, (2006-2007),assistant

  • 2004-2005:

    1. Bordeaux National Orchestra, France, (12/04), guest conductor
    2. Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, France, (03/04), guest conductor
    3. University of Grenoble Symphony Orchestra, France, (2004), music director
    4. Albert Lance’s Lyric Company, France, (Il Tabarro (Puccini), 2004), guest conductor

  • 2001-2003:

    1. Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria, (2003), workshop with Gustav Meier
    2. University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra, Urbana-Champaign, IL, (2001-2002), assistant and manager

  • 1998-2000:

    1. Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, France, (Summer 2000), assistant
    2. Maeterlinck String Chamber Orchestra, France, (1998-2000), music director

  • 1997:

    1. Albert Lance’s Lyric Company, (Faust (Gounod), 1997), guest conductor
    2. Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Belorussia, (1997), workshop




EDUCATION

  1. D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting, 2012, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  2. G.P.D. in Orchestral Conducting, 2007, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD
  3. M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, 2002, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  4. B.M. in Musicology, 2000, Nice University of Musicology, France
  5. Gold Medal in Trombone, 1997, Antibes Conservatory, France
  6. Studies in Conducting, with Gustav Meier (2003-2007), Markand Thakar (2003-2007), Donald Schleicher (2000-2002), Klaus Weise (1997-2002), Misha Kats (1997)



MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Doctoral Thesis: "The Golden Age of French Opera Singing", 2012
  2. First novel written: "The Wisdom of the Ocean", 2004
  3. Publication of a first book of poems: "The Three Gazes of Ulysses", 1999
  4. Member of Nice Philharmonic Choir, 1995-1996
  5. Member of the Art’s committee of Nice City Hall, 1995-1996


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