German conductor Ruth Reinhardt received her master’s degree in conducting from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Alan Gilbert. Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, she began studying violin at an early age. Prior to making her debut with numerous orchestras in the USA and Europe in the 2019-20 season, Ruth served as Assistant Conductor for two seasons under Jaap van Zweden in Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She was also a Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (2017-18), conducting fellow at the Seattle Symphony (2015-16) and Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center (2015), and an associate conducting fellow of the Taki Concordia program (2015-17).
In this interview, Ruth talks about her educational background, assistant conductor jobs and fellowship programmes, agents and different orchestra cultures. She also gives great advice to young conductors.
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