Daniel Reith

Daniel Reith

Associate Conductor

Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair

German conductor Daniel Reith is associate conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and music director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO). The 2024–25 season marks his third year with both ensembles.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Reith is showing great promise on the American orchestral scene. He made his Cleveland Orchestra subscription debut in February 2023 after stepping in for Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä at short notice. He also stepped in for Music Director Franz Welser-Möst to lead the Orchestra as part of the first annual Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival concert in May 2023.

In addition to his coaching and conducting duties with COYO, Reith leads the Orchestra’s Education Concerts in Cleveland and Miami, as well as family and community concerts throughout the season.

Reith is also an established talent in Scandinavia and has performed with the Oslo and Bergen philharmonic orchestras, the Stavanger, Kristiansand, and Trondheim symphony orchestras, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and the Norwegian Armed Forces. Having served as assistant conductor at the Norwegian Opera for a production of Orpheus in the Underworld, Reith returned to Oslo this season for a symphonic concert with the Norwegian Opera Orchestra, conducting Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra.

Well versed in a wide range of repertoire, Reith has a special interest in the German repertoire, including the Classical core repertoire and more particularly works from the late Romantic period. He is strongly dedicated to reviving unknown music from this time and sharing it with today’s audiences. Reith is a winner of the prestigious Opptakt competition, Talent Norway’s program for fostering young conductors, as well as one of their former conducting program participants. He holds degrees in conducting, piano, and music theory from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.

For more information about Daniel Reith, visit harrisonparrott.com/artists/daniel-reith.

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