Hayes, David

Hayes, David

David Hayes

B.M., Musicology, University of Hartford
Diploma, Orchestral Conducing, Curtis Institute of Music
Conducting studies with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School and with Otto-Werner Mueller at Curtis Institute of Music

Music Director, The Mannes Orchestra, Mannes School of Music

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David Hayes is the Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra and Professor of Professional Practice at Mannes School of Music in New York City, Music Director of The New York Choral Society and Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Hayes served on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2001-2011; making his Philadelphia Orchestra subscription debut in 2003 at the request of Wolfgang Sawallisch.  He was Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers (a professional vocal ensemble) from 1992 until May 2015 and also served as the Interim Director of Orchestral Studies at Temple University during the 2014-15 season.  In addition, Mr. Hayes has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic as well as for Sir Andre Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter. 

Mr. Hayes holds degrees from the University of Hartford (BM in Musicology) and The Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma in Orchestral Conducting) where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller.  He also studied conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine.

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The 2015-2016 Season will see Mr. Hayes leading performances with The Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, The New York Choral Society at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, a new production of Massenet’s Manon with the Curtis Opera Theatre, work with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, a return to Berkshire Choral International and guest conducting in Spoleto, Italy with Umbrian Serenades.

The 2014-2015 season saw Mr. Hayes leading performances with The Philadelphia Singers, the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, The New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, Mr. Hayes prepared The Philadelphia Singers Chorale for performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductors Alan Gilbert and Stéphane Denève.

The 2013-2014 season saw Mr. Hayes leading performances with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières in Canada in addition to his regular performing duties with the Mannes Orchestra, the New York Choral Society (with whom he gave the New York Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms with violinist Jennifer Koh at Carnegie Hall), The Philadelphia Singers and The Curtis Symphony Orchestra. 


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