The American conductor, composer, and violinist David Fulmer, who was born in 1981, studied composition with Milton Babbitt and violin with Robert Mann at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2016 he won the Koussevitzky Award and a Guggenheim Scholarship. He has been Music Director of the Hunter Symphony since 2017. As a guest conductor, Fulmer has worked with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporain, ASKO| Schönberg Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Elision Ensemble, Mannes American Composers Ensemble, and Sydney Modern Music Ensemble. He has performed at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center; was invited to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2014; and conducted the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI at the New York Philharmonic’s NY Biennial in 2016. Fulmer is also a successful composer: after the premiere of his Violin Concerto in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, he was invited to present the work in Tanglewood as well as in Europe and Australia, and he has recorded it with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Matthias Pintscher. Fulmer has received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Berlin Scharoun Ensemble, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as from such institutions as Carnegie Hall, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Foundation, and he was the first American to receive the Grand Prize in the International Edvard Grieg Composer Competition.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 2 September 2018 in Stockhausen’s Inori with the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

August 2019