FAWZI HAIMOR has been appointed music director of Germany’s Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (WPR), effective in September 2017. His initial contract runs four years, through 2020-21. In August, Haimor completed his tenure as resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted a variety of concerts including classical, pops, and outreach. Haimor studied violin and conducting at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University and the University of California-Davis, and holds bachelor’s degrees in both music and neurobiology. He was previously assistant conductor at Alabama Symphony Orchestra, where he was also the first music director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has guest conducted the Symphoria Orchestra in Syracuse, New Mexico Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Florida Orchestra, as well as internationally. Born in Chicago, Haimor was raised in the Middle East and San Francisco Bay area.
Posted December 22, 2016