David Alexander RahbeeConductor
Praised as an "extroverted conductor whose energy is shown at all times with sweeping gestures and demonstrable attention to all details", David Alexander Rahbee is known for his expressive performances, unique and wide-ranging repertoire and a dedication to the connection between music and language.
In repertoire from Bach to Lachenmann, Rahbee has appeared in concert with the Seattle Symphony, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Kammerphilharmonie Berlin-Brandenburg, Guernsey Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, Orchestre de la Francophonie, Orchesterakademie der Bochumer Symphoniker, the Dresden Hochschule orchestra, Grand Harmonie, the Boston New Music Initiative, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Loja (Ecuador), National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Cool Opera of Norway (members of the Stavanger Symphony), Schönbrunner Schloss Orchester (Vienna), the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, the Kennett Symphony, and the Divertimento Ensemble of Milan.
He has collaborated with prominent soloists such as violinists Sarah Chang, Glenn Dicterow, David Chan and Joseph Lin, pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Ana-Marija Markovina, Yekwon Sunwoo and Jonathan Biss, as well as legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell.
He is currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is director of orchestral activities and chair of orchestral conducting, music director of the UW Symphony and founder of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras. He has been engaged on many occasions to work with young orchestras such as the Sewanee Music Center Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestras of the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, and the Vienna University of Technology orchestra, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO), Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO). In addition he has been a Conductor Associate and Guest Conducting Faculty at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival and Resident Conductor at the Atlantic Music Festival.