Friday, November 4, 2011

Maestro Jaap van Zweden named Conductor of the Year

Jaap van Zweden, music director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has been named Conductor of the Year by Musical America.

Maestro Jaap van Zweden has served as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season. He received the honor for his work with the DSO and as guest conductor with some of the nation’s most prestigious orchestras - Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others.

Originally from the Netherlands, van Zweden entered The Juilliard School in New York at age 16, as a student of Dorothy DeLay. Van Zweden is very committed to bringing awareness and acceptance to the cause of autism, and in the Netherlands he has established the Papageno Foundation devoted to bringing music therapy into the homes of autistic children.

Van Zweden will formally receive the Conductor of the Year 2012 Award in New York at Carnegie Hall on December 5.

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