Vimbayi Kaziboni

Vimbayi Kaziboni
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Artistic advisor of the Boston Lyric Opera
Artist-in-residence with the International Contemporary Ensemble
Professor of orchestral studies and contemporary music at Boston Conservatory

Widely sought-after for his depth of approach, interpretive imagination and expressivity, Zimbabwean-born conductor, Vimbayi Kaziboni has led many critically lauded performances with orchestras across the globe, performing at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Tonhalle, Philharmonie de Paris, Southbank Centre, and Lincoln Center.

Recent collaborators have included the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève, Omaha Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps (Geneva), International Contemporary Ensemble (New York), Martha Graham Dance Company, among many others. Upcoming debuts include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, City of Birmingham New Music Group and Klangforum Wien.

Kaziboni has had a long association with leading contemporary music groups Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain where he served as assistant conductor at the beginning of his career and now prolifically collaborates with as a guest conductor and curator. He has led premieres of hundreds of new works across the globe and has worked with many of today’s leading composers that include Helmut Lachenmann, Georg Friedrich Haas, Steve Reich, George Benjamin, Augusta Read Thomas, George Lewis, Liza Lim, Heiner Goebbels, Dai Fujikura, Rebecca Saunders, Matthias Pintscher, Olga Neuwirth and Jacob TV.

A former Fulbright fellow, Kaziboni holds degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt (HfMDK) in Germany. He is professor of orchestral studies and contemporary music at Boston Conservatory, artistic advisor of the Boston Lyric Opera, music director of the Composers Conference, and artist-in-residence with International Contemporary Ensemble.