Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Robertson continues to guest conduct nationally and internationally. Highlights of the 2007–08 season included a residency with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which showcased three separate programs and included the world premiere of a new work by Michael Gordon and Bill Morrison, and performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Tonhalle Orchestra (Zürich). Prior to his Saint Louis Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestra appointments, Mr. Robertson was the first artist ever to simultaneously hold the posts of Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon and Artistic Director of that city’s Auditorium. From 1992 to 2000, he was Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, of which Pierre Boulez is Honorary President, and from 1985 to 1987 he was resident conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
A recognized expert in 20th- and 21st-century music, Mr. Robertson is the recipient of Columbia University’s 2006 Ditson Conductor’s Award, and he and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra received the ASCAP Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming for the 2005–06 season from the League of American Orchestras. Musical America named him Conductor of the Year for 2000. In 1997 Mr. Robertson received the Seaver / National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award, the premier prize of its kind, given to exceptionally gifted American conductors.
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