Lakeside Chautauqua names Daniel Meyer as Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Music Director & Conductor

Posted on October 09, 2018

This summer marks the first of Daniel Meyer’s tenure as Music Director & Conductor of the LSO. A native of Cleveland and current resident of Pittsburgh, Meyer has reinvigorated orchestras with his innovative programs, engaging presence and keen musical intellect.

As Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Meyer has built the ensemble into one of the finest and most vibrant orchestras of its kind.

He was recently named Artistic Director of Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, and also serves as Artistic Director for the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and is Director of Orchestral Activities at Dusquesne University.

Recent guest appearances include the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie, Staatsorchester Darmstadt and the Nuremberg Symphony in Germany.

As part of his highly-acclaimed tenure as Music Director of the Asheville Symphony, Meyer created the Asheville Amadeus Festival featuring pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Midori.

He has led the symphony orchestras of Fort Worth, San Antonio, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Youngstown, Lexington, Portland, Santa Barbara, Lansing and Wheeling.

Upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Meyer was named Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, where he served until 2009.

As Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, Meyer led the symphony on their first ever tour to China and an international tour to Vienna, Prague, Leipzig and Budapest.

He studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

At Boston University, Meyer received the Orchestral Conducting Honors Award and was awarded the prestigious Aspen Conducting Prize from David Zinman. He received an honorary doctorate last year from Edinboro University.