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Biography

David Bloom (Music Director) is founding co-artistic director of Contemporaneous, a New York-based ensemble of 21 musicians dedicated to performing the most exciting music of the present moment. David has conducted over 150 world premieres at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, Walker Art Center, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. He has worked with artists and ensemble as diverse as David Byrne, Donnacha Dennehy, JACK Quartet, Courtney Love, Dylan Mattingly, Andrew Norman, Present Music, NOW Ensemble, Dawn Upshaw, and Julia Wolfe. Especially active as a conductor of new opera throughout the US and Canada, David has premiered operas by Anthony Gatto, Judd Greenstein, Gabrielle Herbst, and Aaron Siegel. He has recorded for the Innova, New Amsterdam, Mexican Summer, Mona, Roven, and Starkland labels. Also a passionate teaching artist, David is on the faculties of Face the Music and Special Music School High School. Along with Contemporaneous, he has led residencies at such institutions as City University of New York, the University of New Orleans, Williams College, and his alma mater, Bard College.  davidbloomconductor.com

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