Lucerne Festival

David Fulmer

conductor

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 received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Since 2017 he has served as Music Director of the Hunter Symphony. He has collaborated as a guest conductor with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the Elision Ensemble, the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, and the Sydney Modern Music Ensemble. He has appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Festival Chamber Music Northwest, and the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center; was invited in 2014 to participate in the Green Umbrella concerts at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Walt Disney Concert Hall; and conducted the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI in 2016 as part of the New York Philharmonic’s NY Biennial. David Fulmer is also a successful composer: following the world 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. He has received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Scharoun Ensemble in Berlin, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as from such institutions as Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Foundation. Fulmer has garnered numerous distinctions and is the first American ever to have been awarded the grand prize at the International Edvard Grieg Composer Competition.

July 2018