David Bloom — conductor, co-artistic director
David Bloom is founding co-artistic director of Contemporaneous, a New York-based ensemble of twenty-one young musicians dedicated to performing the most exciting music of the present moment. A dedicated advocate for new music, he regularly works with living composers to bring new and recent works to life. I Care If You Listen noted, “Bloom displayed such energy and passion that it was hard not to get pulled in by his conducting.”
David has conducted over 70 world premieres at such venues as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Concert Hall and the Brookfield Place Winter Garden. He has guest conducted Cadillac Moon Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet, Mantra Percussion and TILT Brass, among other groups. He has worked with such composers as Donnacha Dennehy, Judd Greenstein, Michael Harrison, Yotam Haber, Dylan Mattingly, Andrew Norman, Aaron Siegel and Elliott Sharp and regularly works outside of the classical realm with such artists as Jherek Bischoff, Greg Saunier and Fifth Veil.
Also a passionate teaching artist, David is the first-ever Jacob Canick Fellow for the pre-college new music ensemble Face the Music. Currently pursuing a Masters degree in orchestral conducting, he studies at Bard College with Harold Farberman and has studied privately with Alan Pierson.