Music director of Orchestre National de Metz
Musical Director Sinfonietta de Lausanne
First Guest of Münchner Symphoniker
Schumann Guest, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Born in Bastogne (Belgium), David Reiland received his musical training at the Royal Academy of Music in Brussels. He was awarded the Francois Avenau Prize for his extraordinary achievements during his studies and graduated from Alfred Cortot Academy of Music in Paris as the best of his year. In 2012 David Reiland won the Melgaard OAE Young Conductor competition and was appointed as assistant to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London. He worked closely with Simon Rattle, Mark Elder, Vladimir Jurowski and Roger Norrington.
In Germany, David Reiland made his debut in 2017 with the Gewandthausorchester at the Oper Leipzig and proved to be a gifted Schumann interpreter with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, which awarded him the honorary title of “Schumann Gast”.
In 2018 David Reiland was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre National de Metz and the Sinfonietta Lausanne. As Principal Guest Conductor he works closely with the Münchner Symphoniker and regularly conducts the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
In February 2020 Reiland made his debut with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and will return to the Komische Oper Berlin in the 2020/2021 season with Mozart´s „Zauberflöte”.
Mozart occupies a special place in Reiland's work: his debut with “Mitridate” in Paris resulted amongst others in “Cosi fan tutte” at the Corean National Opera and “Zauberflöte” at the Leipzig Opera. His debut with a Mozart program with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées was unanimously recognized by the critics as a “brilliant interpretation”.
In France, Reiland works amongst others with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Orchestre Île de France, the Orchestre National de Lille and the Orchestre National Capitole Toulouse.
After his successful debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Reiland was invited to a complete Beethoven program with the Württembergische Philharmonie in September 2020 at the Wiener Musikverein.
In october 2020, David Reiland's contracts as Musical Director of the Orchestre National de Metz and Sinfonietta Lausanne were extended for further 3 years as an expression of the personal and musical appreciation for his work. With his preference for classical composers and his great openness to contemporary music as well as the rediscovery of forgotten composers (i.e. Daniel Auber, Benjamin Godard, Augusta Holmès) Reiland has considerably expanded the artistic potential of his orchestras and provided new programmatic approaches.
Reiland intensified the contact between audience and orchestra and widened the radiance of his orchestras beyond their regional reference. His dedicated support for young artists becoms évident in his various international master classes with many young talents.
In collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Reiland presented 2016 a monograph of the works of Benjamin Godard (1849 - 1895). In 2017 he recorded Daniel Auber’s (1882 - 1871) "La Sirene" for NAXOS. A complete recording of the oeuvre of the Belgian composer Albert Huybrechts (1899-1938) was made in 2018 with the Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège.
Reiland is currently recording Brahms' 1st Piano Concerto for LA DOLCE VOLTA and a musical portrait of composer Augusta Holmès for the french television.