Sunday, February 20, 2011
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra-February 16, 2011
Born and raised in England, Christopher Zimmerman graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Music, and received his Master’s from the University of Michigan. He also studied with Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, and at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. Zimmerman served as an apprentice to Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony and in Prague as assistant conductor to Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Zimmerman made his professional debut in 1985 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He conducted the Prague Symphony and Slovak Philharmonic orchestras; he was the assistant conductor for Carmen at Nimes, and for Salome at Mexico City Opera, where he was later invited to conduct their production of Gianni Schicchi. In 1989 he co-founded and became Music Director of the City of London Chamber Orchestra. Christopher Zimmerman was appointed Music Director of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in May 2009.
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