Zachary Schwartzman

Zachary SchwartzmanZachary Schwartzman is a recipient of a career development grant from the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation, and has conducted around the United States and in Brazil, Mexico, England, and Bosnia. His orchestral performances have been featured on NPR, including a national broadcast on Performance Today. He has served as assistant conductor for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Atelier (Toronto), Berkshire Opera, Opera Français de New York, L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Gotham Chamber Opera, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Connecticut Grand Opera, Berkshire Opera, and Opera Omaha, among others. He was associate conductor for two seasons with the New York City Opera, as well as conductor in their VOX series, and has been associate/assistant conductor for 15 productions at Glimmerglass Opera, where he conducted performances of Carmen and Jeanine Tesori’s A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (world premiere). His credits as assistant conductor include recordings for Albany Records, Naxos Records, Bridge Records, Hyperion, and a Grammy-nominated world-premiere recording for Chandos Records. He was music director of the Blue Hill Troupe from 2004 to 2016 and is currently assistant conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. Since 2012 he has appeared as both assistant conductor and conductor at Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. He was recently appointed resident conductor of The Orchestra Now and music director of the Bard College Community Orchestra.