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David Briskin

Last updated: February 1, 2023

David Briskin is recognized as one of contemporary ballet’s most accomplished conductors. Prior to moving to Canada, David lived and worked for 23 years as a conductor in New York City in opera, ballet and in concert. He conducted for seven years with American Ballet Theatre and was a seasonal conductor for New York City Ballet. He served for 13 years as conductor for The Juilliard School's Dance Division and has appeared with nearly all the major North American ballet companies. Internationally, he has appeared with The Royal Ballet, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet and Hamburg Ballet. He served as Music Director for the Nureyev Legend and Legacy Gala in London which can be seen on Marquee TV. Engagements this season include Het Nationale Ballet and a production of A Little Night Music at Koerner Hall. David has appeared with orchestras and opera companies in North America and abroad including the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati Pops, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Windsor and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, as well as Calgary, Manitoba, Sarasota, Lake George Opera and Opera Carolina, among others.

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