Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has announced the appointment of RONALD ZOLLMAN as director of orchestral studies in the School of Music, effective this fall. Zollman will also serve as an associate professor of music and director of CMU’s flagship ensemble, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. He succeeds Juan Pablo Izquierdo, who stepped down in 2008 following a seventeen-year tenure. Zollman attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in his native Belgium, receiving further training in conducting under Igor Markevitch and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He has appeared as guest conductor with numerous European ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Residentie Orkest, and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Zollman received a Golden Record award for his recording of the soundtrack to Le Maître de Musique, a film nominated for Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards.

Posted June 2, 2009