MEET BMF ARTISTIC PARTNERS

DAVID DANZMAYR

Artistic Advisor & Conductor

 “Clearly Danzmayr has what it takes” – John vonRhein, Chicago Tribune

jk1407danzmayr-029webAs Artistic Advisor, David Danzmayr designs inspiring and exceptional programming; builds, elevates and inspires the Festival Orchestra; and guides the audience’s exploration and enjoyment of traditional and challenging orchestral offerings. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and exciting European conductors of the younger generation. David is Music Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and has recently been appointed Music Director of the Zagreb Philharmonic. He has served as assistant conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Danzmayr received his musical training at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. After initially studying piano, he went on to conducting in the class of Dennis Russell Davies and completed his studies with the highest honors.

Besides his extensive classical repertoire David also devotes himself passionately to the performance of 21st century music. He is Music Director of the Ensemble Acrobat and a regular guest conductor with the Austrian Contemporary Music Ensemble. With both ensembles he has repeatedly been recorded by the Austrian National Radio (ORF) for broadcasting and CD.

Danzmayr is a native of Austria, hailing from Oberndorf (near Salzburg).

“Featured in the Austrian halves, Beethoven´s 7th symphony and Haydn´s Symphony No. 104 are both major core works of classical music, and both undoubtedly among the greatest masterworks ever written.” – David Danzmayr

“Extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive,” – The Herald

MICHAEL LINVILLE 

Chamber Music Artistic Partner

michaellinvilleMichael Linville has established a rich and varied professional life as a pianist, percussionist, harpist, conductor, arranger and educator. As the Dean for Chamber Music and Fellow Development at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Mr. Linville curates three different concert series as part of the Symphony’s season, programming repertoire and coaching its Fellows.

As a concert pianist, Linville has performed with NWS, the San Francisco Symphony, The Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and regional orchestras around the U.S. An avid skier, Linville enjoys spending as may winter days as he can on the slopes of Breckenridge with his partner Cesar.

KATE HATMAKER

Chamber Music Artistic Partner

katehatmakerKate Hatmaker enjoys a varied career as performer, educator and entrepreneur. She is the Executive and Artistic Director of Art of Elan, a San Diego chamber music organization committed to bringing classical music to diverse audiences, and has been a violinist with the San Diego Symphony since 2006.

Ms. Hatmaker has been a featured soloist with a variety of North American orchestras and has performed at the Vail International Dance Festival, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and the Strings Music Festival. She teaches privately and at the Coronado School of the Arts and is a frequent chamber music recitalist and guest clinician.