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
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David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral, and operatic genres. Mr. Hayes is currently the Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra and Professor of Professional Practice at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City, Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers (a professional vocal ensemble). Mr. Hayes recently concluded a decade-long tenure on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra (with whom he made his subscription debut in 1993 at the request of Wolfgang Sawallisch). He has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic and for Sir Andre Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter. Mr. Hayes made his debut at the Verbier Festival with the Curtis Orchestra and has made several appearances with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Choral Festival. Mr. Hayes and the Mannes Orchestra continue to make yearly appearances at the Mannes Contemporary Music Festival.Recent Publications:
The 2011-2012 season will see Mr. Hayes leading: performances of the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York (including the New York premiere of Elliott Carter's Flute Concerto); subscription concerts of The Philadelphia Singers; the Curtis 20/21 ensemble in a concert with Roberto Diaz as soloist in December; serving as lead faculty for the Chorus America National Choral/Orchestral Conducting Masterclass in New York in January 2012; a Curtis Opera Theatre production of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi; and returning to the Berkshire Choral Festival for an concert of opera acts by Puccini, Verdi and Bizet.
During the 2010-2011 season, Mr. Hayes led performances of the Mannes Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, New York and conducted a double-bill of Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino and Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias for the Curtis Opera Theatre. In May 2011, Mr. Hayes made his debut with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, AR leading the finals concert of the Fulbright Piano Competition.