David Rosenmeyer is in his fifth season as music director of the Fairfield County Chorale. Recent appearances include an outdoor concert in the old city of Jaffa in Israel with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and two concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Oratorio Society of NY and the Sao Carlos Philharmonic Orchestra. David recently led the orchestra in a gala honoring Licia Albanese in the Rose Theater in Lincoln Center. Now in his eighth season as the Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor, he recently conducted the Society at Carnegie Hall as part of its concert of American Voices and was the chamber orchestra conductor for Britten’s War Requiem. He has also led the Society in Carnegie Hall performances of Britten’s Te Deum (2010), Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine (2008) and Stravinsky’s Mass (2007), which marked his Carnegie Hall debut. David also conducted the OSNY on tour in Hungary and Rome.
For the last three years, Mr. Rosenmeyer has been the Music Director of the Chorale and the University Singers at NYU, and he works closely with the Weill Music Institute, the outreach and education department of Carnegie Hall. In 2009, Mr. Rosenmeyer made his debut with the Bellas Opera Company of Mexico City, leading a staged gala at the Cervantino Festival. He returned to the Bellas Opera this past summer to conduct the final gala of its Morelli Opera Competition. From 2003–09, Mr. Rosenmeyer served as Music Director of the Bach Society of Columbia University. Highlights of his tenure included the New York premiere of Guarnieri’s Missa Diligite , an evening of music by Robert Cuckson, several world premieres and a staged production of Dido and Eneas under his direction. In 2007, he was music director for the famed Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, which toured the U.S. In 2002, he was music director and pianist for the world premiere of The Sandman, an opera by Thomas Cabaniss that was directed by David Herskovits in a production by Target Margin Theater.
Mr. Rosenmeyer began his conducting career as the guest conductor of major orchestras throughout South America, including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Argentina, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción of Chile and the Orchestra do Festival do Curitiba of Brazil. He has also conducted the Israeli Chamber Orchestra as well as several operas in Tel Aviv with the International Vocal Arts Institute.
Mr. Rosenmeyer studied choral conducting in Argentina at the J. J. Castro Conservatory of Music and orchestra conducting at the UCA in Buenos Aires. He holds a master’s degree in conducting and music theory from the Mannes College of Music and is a recipient of the Felix Salzer Award as well as a grant from the Joyce Dutka Foundation. Mr. Rosenmeyer is currently a member of the Mannes conducting staff and serves on the faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute as a conductor and vocal coach.