Dennis Russell Davies

When Dennis Russell Davies assumed his new position as chief conductor and artistic director of the Filharmonie Brno in September 2018, he marked his 48th season leading major orchestras, opera companies and festivals throughout Europe and the United States including long-term engagements with the Stuttgart State Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, the Bonn Opera and the Beethovenhalle Orchestra, the Cabrillo Music Festival, the Vienna Radio Orchestra and, most recently, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Linz Opera and the Bruckner Orchester Linz.

His vast discography has brought him many honours and awards, and includes the complete symphonies of Haydn, Bruckner, Honegger and Philip Glass. He has recorded extensively as conductor and pianist for the ECM label and Orange Mountain Music.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, he studied at The Juilliard School in New York under pianists Lonny Epstein and Sascha Gorodnitzki, and conductors Jean Morel and Jorge Mester.