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Daniel Grossman

Daniel Grossman

Daniel Grossmann has spent his entire professional life dealing with the question of how Jewish culture can take its place in society's consciousness and how he can thereby contribute to intercultural dialogue. In 2005, he founded the JEWISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUNICH (initially the Orchester Jakobsplatz München) on the basis of this question. Since then, under his leadership, the orchestra has developed into an internationally renowned, professional orchestra with a high musical standard and which also stands out in Munich's diverse cultural life through its extraordinary projects.

Daniel Grossmann always focuses on projects that have something to do with the here and now. He initiated performances of almost forgotten Offenbach one-act plays as video projections, brought a new edition of the cinema variety show of the 1920s to the stage with new compositions by young film composers and is currently devoting himself to expanding the sphere of influence of the JCOM by starting his own YouTube channel .

Of course, one of the tasks of the artistic director of the JCOM is to deal with forgotten, repressed and hushed-up Jewish composers of the 20th century: in the series of expeditions in the Munich NS Documentation Center, Daniel Grossmann, as an eloquent speaker and passionate researcher, introduces composers who are almost unknown in this country.

In recognition of his tireless work in cultural mediation, Daniel Grossmann was awarded the “Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum” prize by the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in 2012.

Daniel Grossmann comes from a Jewish-Hungarian family and was born in Munich in 1978, where he still lives today. He began his conducting training with Hans-Rudolf Zöbeley, then studied at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City with Scott Bergeson and at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest with Ervin Lukács. His extensive discography includes Jewish composers such as Viktor Ullmann, Paul Ben-Haim and Marc Neikrug, but also works by Iannis Xenakis and John Cage as well as Beethoven's 3rd Symphony.

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