Musical director of Orchestre National de Metz


Musical director of Lausanne Sinfonietta


First Guest of Münchner Symphoniker


Schumann Guest, Tonhalle Düsseldorf



Acclaimed for his Mozart interpretations, David Reiland conquered the press and audiences during his years in Saint-Etienne and in Paris with Mitridate in 2014. Since, the former assistant to the Mozarteum Salzburg has been appointed Musical Director of the Orchestre National de Metz and the Lausanne Sinfonietta, both in 2018, First Guest conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and Schumann Gast at Tonhalle Düsseldorf in September 2020.  subsequently made his debut at the Münchener Symphoniker and the Amsterdamer Concertgebouw with Mozart and will return to the Gewandhausorchester at the Leipzig Opera and to the Komische Oper Berlin for a new Zauberflöte.

Reiland is the first Belgian conductor to have conducted the Orchestre National de Belgique within a period of 20 years. He regularly returns to his home country, for instance with the Royal Philharmonique Orchestra Liège, the Royal Flemish Opera and the Orchestre Symphonique des Flandres and has conducted a new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs des Perles at the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp in 2018.

As the musical director of the Orchestre National de Metz since October 2018, Reiland and his orchestra perform not only in France’s most beautiful hall, the Arsenal de Metz, but as well regularly in Paris, and for the first time in 2021 in the new salle Pierre Boulez at the Philharmonie de Paris. Still in Paris, he conducted the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France first with Mozart and then in Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) at the Opéra de Massy and furtheron the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées for several programmes from Mozart to Alban Berg. French national Television chose David Reiland and Orchestre national de Metz for its’ only prime-time TV show Les Victoires de la musique, broadcasted live in February 2020.

David Reiland has a special relationship to the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker which appointed him with the title Schumann-Guest, a title held by Mario Venzago before during 13 years. He returned there for the season opening in august 2020 for a programme with Frank Peter Zimmermann. In Asia, after repeated invitations at the Korean National Opera (Cosi fan tutte and Weill’s Mahagonny), he should have made his debut in may 2020 with the Hangzhou Philharmonic (China) and Ivo Pogorelich as his soloist, cancelled due to the Covid Crisis. His debut with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra in octobre 2020 would have featured Stravinksys’ Rite of Spring and is being rescheduled. In February 2020, Reiland made his debut at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in three concerts dedicated to Mozart, followed with Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Montpellier Opera and in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. After the spectacular success of Gounod’s Cinq Mars in Leipzig he’s off for a new revival of Saint Saëns’ never performed Les Barbares in 2021 in Leipzig.

Reiland is also a composer and a saxophonist. From 2011 to 2017, he was artistic director of the United Instruments of Luxembourg Ensemble, with which he notably premiered – besides some 30 new works -  “The Raven” by Toshio Hosokawa. Reiland was invited with Orchestre national de Metz to the Luxembourg Philharmonie and the prestigious contemporary music festival Rainy Days and the closed the 2019 edition of the festival MUSICA in Strasbourg with a programme dedicated to Clara Iannotta and Franck Bedrossian.

With Munich Radio Orchestra, a monographic programme of Benjamin Godard (1849-1895) – Symphony n°2, Gothic Symphony, 3 Pieces n°16 – was released on March 2016 by Palazetto Bru Zane. La Sirène by Daniel Auber (1782-1871) was launched in 2019 by Naxos. Currently he works on the recording of an anthology of the Belgian composer Albert Huybrecht’s (1899-1938) the Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège and prepares a recording of French female composers of the 19th century with the Orchestre national de Metz.


Sept  2020




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