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Ronald Zollman
°1950
Belgium
Biography
Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Ronald Zollman was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and began his musical training at the age of four. After attending the courses of the Royal Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels, he became a pupil of Igor Markevitch and Nadia Boulanger in 1967, in Paris. Since 1973, his career has expanded rapidly. He appeared as a guest conductor with the best orchestras on all continents: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Residentie Orchestra, Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been the guest of major European festivals, such as Edinburgh, Flanders, Warsaw Autumn, Festival Estival in Paris, Gulbenkian in Lisbon and London Proms.

Ronald Zollman not only dedicates himself to the great symphonic works of the traditional repertoire: he is very active in the field of opera and is also particularly noted for his commitment to contemporary music. He has a rising reputation as an opera conductor: he conducted with great success a large number of performances at the Belgian National Opera (a.o. Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte, La Bohème, Albert Herring and A Rake’s Progress). In 1984 he made an acclaimed debut at London’s English National Opera with La Traviata, which was soon followed with performances of The Turn of the Screw with The Scottish Opera. For the BBC he recorded Henze’s Der Prinz von Homburg, and the performances of Don Giovanni that he led at the Banff Summer Festival were considered as the highlight of this Canadian major event.

As far as contemporary music is concerned, Ronald Zollman has worked regularly with the London Sinfonietta, and at Pierre Boulez’s request, he conducted the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris, for the first of many times in 1982.

From 1989 till 1993, Ronald Zollman was Musical Director of the National Orchestra of Belgium, a position he then held since 1993 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of UNAM in Mexico City. In September 2002 he took the Music Directorship and Principal Conductorship of the Northern Israel Symphony, Haifa. In September 2009 he joined CMU School of Music as the new Music Director of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra and as Director of Orchestral Activities.

During the last few years, Ronald Zollman also has added several CDs to his discography: following Mahler’s First Symphony with the Orchestre Mondial des Jeunesses Musicales, recorded live in Berlin, there were recordings with the NationalOrchestra of Catalunya, the Basler Sinfonie Orchester, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Northern Sinfonia, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, with his own orchestra in Mexico City and with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Also active in the world of film music, he has recorded the soundtrack for "Le Maître de Musique" (“The Master of Music”), the award-winning motion picture featuring José Van Dam, a nominee for the Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards in Hollywood. The musical quality of this particular soundtrack was recognizedwith the award of a Golden Record.
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Activities
ActivityFunction
Final 1993: Keng-Yuen TsengConductor
Final 1993: Natalia PrischepenkoConductor
Final 1993: Martin BeaverConductor
Final 1993: Yayoi TodaConductor
Final 1993: Chie AbikoConductor
Final 1993: Kyung Sun LeeConductor
Final 1993: Stefan MilenkovicConductor
Final 1993: Rachel BartonConductor
Final 1993: Liviu PrunaruConductor
Final 1993: Latica Honda-RosenbergConductor
Final 1993: Bin HuangConductor
Final 1993: Marco RizziConductor
Final violin 1993Conductor
Closing concert singing 1992Conductor
Recital - Concerto 1st laureate piano 1991Conductor
Final 1991: Jan SimonConductor
Final 1991: Stephen PrutsmanConductor
Final 1991: Frank BraleyConductor
Final 1991: Brian GanzConductor
Final 1991: Chiharu SakaiConductor
Final 1991: Jan MichielsConductor
Final 1991: Haesun PaikConductor
Final 1991: Igor ArdasevConductor
Final 1991: Rita KinkaConductor
Final 1991: Alexander MelnikovConductor
Final 1991: Vadim RoudenkoConductor
Final 1991: Sergei BabayanConductor
Final piano 1991Conductor
Videos
Final 1993: Yayoi Toda Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2...
Friday 4 June 1993 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2 : Yayoi Toda Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Ronald Zollman
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Final 1991: Frank Braley
Friday 31 May 1991 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Ludwig van Beethoven : Concerto n. 4 in G major op. 58 Allegro moderato | Andante con moto | Rondo vivace | Allegro moderato | Andante con moto | Rondo - Vivace Soloist : Frank Braley Conductor : Ronald Zollman Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium
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Audio
Final 1991: Frank Braley
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1991: Frank Braley
Ludwig van Beethoven : Concerto n. 4 in G major op. 58
Final 1993: Yayoi Toda
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Yayoi Toda
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Liviu Prunaru
Camille Saint-Saëns : Concerto n. 3 in B minor op. 61 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Liviu Prunaru
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Keng-Yuen Tseng
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Keng-Yuen Tseng
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2 (ONB, Ronald Zollman)
Final 1993: Martin Beaver
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1993: Martin Beaver
Leos Janácek : Sonata for violin and piano
Final 1991: Igor Ardasev
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Igor Ardasev
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Final 1991: Sergei Babayan
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Sergei Babayan
Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Final 1991: Brian Ganz
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Brian Ganz
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 3 in C major op. 26
Final 1991: Rita Kinka
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Rita Kinka
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Final 1991: Alexander Melnikov
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Jan Michiels
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Jan Michiels
Johannes Brahms : Concerto n. 1 in D minor op. 15
Final 1991: Haesun Paik
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Stephen Prutsman
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Stephen Prutsman
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 3 in C major op. 26
Final 1991: Vadim Roudenko
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Vadim Roudenko
Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Final 1991: Chiharu Sakai
Camille Saint-Saëns : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 22
Final 1991: Chiharu Sakai
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Jan Simon
Patrice Challulau : Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Final 1991: Jan Simon
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Closing concert singing 1992
Gustav Mahler : Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n in D minor
Closing concert singing 1992
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Le Nozze di Figaro
Closing concert singing 1992
Georges Bizet : La jolie fille de Perth
Closing concert singing 1992
Georg Friedrich Haendel : Then shall the eyes of the blind - He shall feed his flock
Closing concert singing 1992
Giacomo Puccini : Donde lieta usci (La Bohème)
Closing concert singing 1992
Arrigo Boito : L'altra notte in fondo al mare (Mefistofele)
Closing concert singing 1992
Georg Friedrich Haendel : Behold, a virgin shall conceive
Closing concert singing 1992
Richard Strauss : Zueignung in C major
Closing concert singing 1992
Georges Bizet : Carmen
Closing concert singing 1992
Gian Carlo Menotti : The Medium
Closing concert singing 1992
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Giunse alfin il momento - Deh vieni, non tardar
Closing concert singing 1992
Gioachino Rossini : Una voce poco fà in F major
Closing concert singing 1992
Richard Strauss : September
Closing concert singing 1992
Giuseppe Verdi : Gualtier Maldè - Caro nome
Closing concert singing 1992
Charles Gounod : Ah, je veux vivre
Closing concert singing 1992
Felix Mendelssohn : Zerreisst eure Herzen - So ihr mich von ganzem Herzen suchet
Closing concert singing 1992
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
Closing concert singing 1992
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Final 1993: Chie Abiko
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Chie Abiko
Camille Saint-Saëns : Concerto n. 3 in B minor op. 61
Final 1993: Rachel Barton
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1993: Latica Honda-Rosenberg
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Latica Honda-Rosenberg
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47
Final 1993: Bin Huang
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Bin Huang
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1993: kyung-Sun Lee
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: kyung-Sun Lee
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47
Final 1993: Stefan Milenkovic
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Stefan Milenkovic
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto in D major op. 35
Final 1993: Natalia Prischepenko
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Natalia Prischepenko
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto in D major op. 35
Final 1993: Marco Rizzi
Piet Swerts : Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Final 1993: Marco Rizzi
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
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