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"Handel's decisive style brought cohesive, blended sounds, precise attacks, and bold dynamics from the orchestra...in a performance that was polished, expressive and full of carefully shaped phrases throughout..."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Read a New Article About David Handel's Work In Bolivia In Forward
  • Photo Album of David Handel Conducting the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UNCuyo of Mendoza, Argentina in Rehearsal and in Concert with Violinist Shlomo Mintz, Perfoprming Brahms' Violin Concerto
  • David Handel and the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UNCuyo Announce Exchanges with the Nashville Symphony. Read an Article About the Exchange from InConcert Here
  • David Handel and the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UNCuyo Announce Exchanges with the Nashville Symphony
  • Read a new article about Maestro Handel in the Miami Herald.
  • Read a Spanish Language articles about the opening of the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia's new concert hall in La Paz in La Razon.
  • New Spanish Language Article in Peru 21 here.
  • Handel of the Andes - New Article in Michigan Today
  • Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia
  • Learn more about Bolivia here.
  • Recipient of the Decoration of Illimani for outstanding community service to the arts in Bolivia - since appointment as Music Director of NSO Bolivia, audience has increased more than 600%. Restructuring of institution has become model for other orchestras in Latin America. Read about it here.
  • Read an article from IDBAmerica - "Tchaikovsky on the altiplano" here.
  • Since serving as Kurt Masur's assistant conductor, has led orchestras throughout the world, including preview of young conducting talent with New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall
  • Awarded conducting fellowship from Leipzig Gewandhaus
  • One of few American conductors to have been invited to perform in Cuba in recent years
  • Represented United States in Latin America and Central Asia as recipient of United States Information Agency awards and Cultural Ambassador through State Department Cultural Specialist Program
  • Twice awarded fellowships with prestigious Fulbright Program

For more information, email Jeffrey James - jamesarts@att.net


  • Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestra e Coro del ‘700 Italiano (since 2009)
  • Guest conductor of leading orchestras in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Mexico, China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Italy
  • Performed at prestigious venues and orchestras: Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, Munich Herkulessaal, Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire (France), Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de México, Macerata Opera Festival at the Sferisterio (Italy)
  • Regularly conducts in Prague at the Smetana Hall and Dvorák Hall the North Czech Philharmonic, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic and the Hradek Králové Philharmonic
  • Winner of the “Orchestra Favorite Award” at the IV Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition (2004) in Kharkov; Principal Guest Conductor of the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2007)
  • Artistic Director of Italian festivals: ‘700 Festival, Civitanova Festival, Festival di Pentecoste in Ascoli Piceno
  • Full stage operas conducted: La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il signor Bruschino, Eugene Onegin, Die Zauberflöte
  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Anita Cerquetti Academy and of the International Anita Cerquetti Opera Competition in Montecosaro, Italy (since 2011)
  • Leads international masterclasses for conductors and opera singers specially focused on the opera repertoire, at the Maria Malibran Academy in Altidona, Italy

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