Maestro David Dworkin has led orchestras across America and abroad, and served as Conductor and Artistic Consultant of three PBS Television documentaries in the series Grow Old With Me, including “The Poetry of Aging,” featuring Richard Kiley, Julie Harris, and James Earl Jones.
Much of Mr. Dworkin`s career has been devoted to working with young people. For fifteen years, he was deeply involved with the University of Vermont Summer Music Session, conducting its orchestra and coaching literally hundreds of gifted instrumental students. His tenure as Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra was highlighted by a much-acclaimed tour of Russia. For over ten years he was conductor of the Pre-College Division Orchestra of the Manhattan School of Music, where he also taught chamber music and clarinet. Mr. Dworkin conducted the Philharmonic on the Hudson for fifteen years, overseeing its transition from a college orchestra to professional status, and leading the orchestra in its enthusiastically-received Carnegie Hall debut. He has also conducted the New Jersey, Vermont, and Manhattan Symphony Orchestras in subscription, family, and young people`s concerts, and led Kurt Weill`s Three Penny Opera on CBS Television.
Mr. Dworkin began his career as a clarinetist, serving as Principal Clarinetist of the American Symphony Orchestra under its legendary founding Music Director, Leopold Stokowski. He later performed for many years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, working with Herbert Von Karajan, Karl Boehm, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Sir Colin Davis, Erich Leinsdorf, and many other illustrious conductors. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Dworkin has performed throughout the world, including four Carnegie Recital Hall chamber and solo recitals, and was a member of Musicisti Americani, based at the Sulmona, Italy summer festival.
Maestro David Dworkin is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Columbia University and is a member American Senior Fitness Association.
Maestro David Dworkin`s Topics:
- Conductorcise® a Sound Workout for Body and Mind
- Conductorcise® PLUS (A program of joy, music and stimulation for special needs. Customized for people with Dementia, Parkinson`s Disease, and Diabetes.)
(Recipient of the ICAA Innovators Award, 2008, for its creativity, excellence and efforts to advance the field of physical activity and aging)
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