Conductor David Reiland


Since 2012 the belgian-born David Reiland is the leader of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, since 2009 the chief conductor of LUCILIN – United Instruments of Luxembourg and since 2014 artistic advisor and first guest conductor at the Opéra de Saint Etienne.

Reiland was schooled at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels, before studying Orchestral Direction at the Alfred Cortot School in Paris, each time awarded with the highest prices. At the Mozarteum University in Salzburg maestro Dennis Russel Davies and Jorge Rotter coached him conducting the integral symphonies of Leonard Bernstein and a three years cycle of Mozart Symphonies with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.
David Reiland completed his studies under Pierre Boulez as an assistant at the Lucerne Festival, and with David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Jorma Panula and Peter Gülke. In Salzburg Reiland met Alexander Müllenbach with whom he studied composition. Being himself an established composer today and as well a saxophonist, his works “Initium” for saxophone and organ and “Asgard", written for large formation of brass and percussion have been performed in Austria and Luxembourg last season.

Since 2006, David has been frequently invited as conductor to the Hallé Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Philharmonique du Luxemburg, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Münchner Rundfunkorchester or Sinfonieorchester Basel. Among his numerous projects and concerts as an assistant to the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) he assisted Sir Simon Rattle, Ivan Fischer, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski and Frans Brüggen. David Reiland made his London debut in February of 2012 conducting the OAE and the BBC Symphony Choir at the Royal Festival Hall with a performance of Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

After an acclaimed series of Mozart Operas (Zauberflöte & Clemenza) in 2014 in Saint Etienne, Paris offered him Mitridate in collaboration between the national Conservatoire and the new Philharmonie, to be continued in march 2016 with Betsy Jolas’ « Illiade l’Amour ». Tohsio Hosokawas’ « The Raven » was premiered in Amsterdam under his baton, subsequently in Luxembourg and in 2014 in Paris at Bouffes du Nord. In Massy (Paris) conducted « Carmen » in 2006, and again Carmen at the Bolshoi in 2012. In Saint Etienne after « Dialogue des Carmelites », at the Opéra de Lausanne Offenbachs’ « Belle Hélène » and at the Leipzig Opera the newly discoverd Gounod opera « La Cinq Mars », Reiland will debut at the Royal Flemish Opera conducting « Les Pêcheurs des Perles ». Aix-en-Provence Festival offer him a coproduction with the Seoul Performing Arts Center to bring Mozarts « Cosi fan tutte » to Seoul. Mozart again was the composer for his debuts the Münchner Symphoniker, both offerd a series of reinvitations for the coming season.

A CD with works by Alexander Müllenbach will be issued in fall 2016 with the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and in march 2016 a monographic CD with works by Benjamin Godard the Münchner Rundfunkorchestra is highly praised by the international press.