Eric Lederhandler, conductor
Belgian conductor Eric Lederhandler will be making his InterHarmony debut leading the Festival Orchestra during Session I. His extensive experience conducting the best European orchestras will give students a taste of detailed orchestra work in a real professional setting.
A sought after conductor, Maestro Eric Lederhandler was appointed as Principal Conductor at Teatro Goldoni Livorno and currently conducts symphonic orchestras in San Remo, Palermo,Bari,and Napoli. In 1992, Eric Lederhandler founded the orchestra Nuove Musiche, and as Music Director of this ensemble he conducts 40 concerts per season in Belgium and other European countries.
Eric Lederhandler Biography
Eric Lederhandler was appointed as Principal Conductor at Teatro Goldoni Livorno and is now developing his career in Italy (Palermo , Bari , San Remo) First foreign conductor to get such a position in China, Eric Lederhandler was appointed as Music Director of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group Symphony Orchestra (Nanjing) till march 2014.
He was recently appointed as Principal Conductor at the Teatro Goldoni di Livorno for the next 2 years.
Eric Lederhandler was born in 1965 in Brussels (Belgium). He studied piano at the Brussels Music Academy. At the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory, he graduated and obtained several diplomas.
In 1992, Eric Lederhandler founded the orchestra Nuove Musiche, and as Music Director of this ensemble he conducts 40 concerts per season in Belgium and other European countries.
He benefited the artistic support of Frank Shipway and Yuri Simonov. In Belgium he is regularly engaged as assistant opera-conductor by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, La Monnaie and the Flemish Opera,and also conducts Opera Mobile and Idée Fixe. He also conducts the Kazan Opera (Russia) and the Shanghai Opera (China).
Eric Lederhandler was principal guest conductor of the Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria). He has conducted the Symphonic Orchestra Adana (Turkey), the Noord Nederlands Orkest and the Limburgs Symphonie Orkest (Holland), the Sewanee Festival Orchestra and the Sewanee Symphony (U.S.A.), the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia), the Czech Virtuosi (Czech Republic), the Deutsches Kammerorchester (Germany), the Orchestre National de Lorraine, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (France). He is also invited in China to conduct the Central Philharmonic Beijing, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra,the National China Symphony Orchestra, the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra and the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra , as well as the Symphonic Orchestras of the Sichuan , Xi’An and Beijing Central Music Conservatories, where he also gives masterclasses orchestra conducting.
In Italy he conducts currently Symphonic Orchestras in San Remo, Palermo, Bari,and Napoli.
In his native Belgium he conducts the Ensemble Vocal of the Belgian Radio and Television Company, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie , the National Orchestra of Belgium and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.