David Scarr

Guest Conductor

Born in South Africa, David Scarr received his musical training both there and in Austria, where he completed his studies in conducting with distinction at the Vienna Conservatory in 1994.

Scarr has since conducted orchestras, choirs, and chamber music ensembles, concentrating on symphonic repertoire, opera, and choral compositions.

He has conducted productions in Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, and Australia (Sydney Opera House), directed a number of world premieres, and recorded works for Austrian Radio, South African Radio, Classic FM, and Fine Music Radio.

From 2002 to 2007, he held the position of Professor and Head of the Music Department of Rhodes University, Grahamstown in South Africa.

In 2009, he returned to Vienna where he is a conductor of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra.