Biography

Conductor

RUTH REINHARDT is quickly establishing herself as one of today’s most dynamic and nuanced young conductors. In recent years she has served as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony, a Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a conducting fellow at the Seattle Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center. She was also an associate conducting fellow of the Taki Concordia program.

She debuts this season with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Orchestre National de Radio France, RTÉ Dublin, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Blossom Music Center, and Wolf Trap, among others. Highlights of recent seasons include appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.

Ms. Reinhardt received her master’s degree in conducting from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Alan Gilbert. Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, she began studying violin at an early age and sang in the children’s chorus of Saarländisches State Theater. By age seventeen she had composed and conducted an opera, written for and performed by the youth of her hometown. She attended Zurich’s University of the Arts to study violin and began conducting studies with Constantin Trinks and Johannes Schlaefli.