David Holzinger is the founder and artistic director of the EXEDRA Ensemble with which he debuted at the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival 2017.
It is his third season as the assistant conductor of Gustav Kuhn, the artistic director of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl/Austria. Since the summer season 2016 he has been taking over the rehearsals for Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell”, “Semiramide” and Verdi’s “La Traviata”.
David Holzinger conducted several concerts on a successful one-month lasting tour to China. A short time after he was reinvited to go on a second tour as the assistant of their principal conductor Peter Santa. Among others the program included Gustav Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth”.
He was invited several times to participate in masterclasses at the RNCM Manchester with Sir Mark Elder and Clark Rundell where he worked together with the musicians of the Manchester Camerata. Further masterclasses led him to Nicolás Pasquet, Mark Stringer, Johannes Schlaefli, Christian Kluttig and Peter Guelke. His artistic work connects him with orchestras like the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonia de Stat Sibiu as well as the Vilnius State Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.
David Holzinger studied orchestra conducting at the music university “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden/Germany with Christian Kluttig and Steffen Leissner. During this time he was rehearsing and performing with orchestras like the Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau, the Elblandphilharmonie Sachsen, the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie, the Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Annaberg/Aue and the Landeskapelle Eisenach. In early 2015 David Holzinger was assigned head of studies of the university opera production “Treemonisha” by Scott Joplin, with which he debuted at the “Kleines Haus” of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. After accomplishing his studies as a violinist he began his conducting studies with Maximilian Cencic at the conservatory in Vienna.
As guest conductor he performed at the Berio-Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna with the Konzertvereinigung Wien orchestra as well as the ASO orchestra Vienna. He was principal conductor of the TU-orchestra Dresden and the Kammerorchester Dippoldiswalde in Germany.