Known for his audacious and fascinating interpretations, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognized as one of today’s most adventurous classical artists. The New York Times has recently selected his albums “Baroque Conversations” and “Mozart In-Between” among the Recordings of the Year, in addition to choosing his solo recital “Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas” as one of the ten most important musical events of the year.
Praised by the press and public as a creator of numerous ground-breaking musical projects, ranging from early baroque to contemporary music, David Greilsammer has also been celebrated for his Mozart performances. He has performed in Paris all of Mozart’s piano sonatas in a one-day “marathon” and recently, he has conducted from the keyboard all of Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos, in one season.
An exclusive Sony Classical artist, David Greilsammer has released four critically-acclaimed albums for this label, all presenting eclectic and bold programmes. His most recent album, in which he conducts and plays Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, has been praised by the press internationally. He has also recorded several albums for the French label Naïve, all awarded with prizes and distinctions.
Since 2013, David Greilsammer serves as Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA) in Switzerland. With this adventurous and visionary orchestra, he has performed on numerous tours in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Last season, the Geneva Camerata and David Greilsammer released for Sony Classical “Sounds of Transformation”, an album presenting an astonishing musical journey, all the way from Baroque to Jazz, winning many international awards.
David Greilsammer has recently performed as guest conductor and soloist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, La Verdi Orchestra di Milano, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Mexico National Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony.
In the past seasons David Greilsammer has performed in numerous concert halls and festivals worldwide, such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Verbier Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, and the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. His latest recital programme, named “The Labyrinth”, has been described by the New York Times as “fascinating and courageous”.