Nimrod David Pfeffer
Conductor and pianist Nimrod David Pfeffer is an Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera, and Music Director of the Lyric Opera Company of Guatemala. He will make his Met conducting debut in January 2021 with Puccini’s La Bohème.
His recent conducting engagements include The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, The Juilliard Opera, and the Israeli Opera. This season he will conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonie Baden Baden Orchestra, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. As a pianist he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Russian Kremlin, and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 he performed music of Chopin on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera in American Ballet Theatre's production of The Lady of the Camellias. Dedicated to promoting dialogue between Arabs and Jews in Israel, he received the Davis Projects for Peace Award for presenting a fundraiser in honor of peace at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Pfeffer graduated from the Juilliard School’s Orchestral Conducting Program as a student of Alan Gilbert, and is a graduate of Mannes College of Music and The Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He studied with Pnina Salzman, Vadim Monastyrski, Victor Rosenbaum, Byron Janis, David Hayes, Alan Gilbert, and Richard Goode.