Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. His latest recording, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014.
Throughout his career, Mr. Zander has had a passion for teaching. In 1967, Mr. Zander joined the faculty at New England Conservatory, where he taught an interpretation class, conducted the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted the conservatory orchestras. For 30 years he was the Artistic Director of the joint program between New England Conservatory's Preparatory School and The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts.
Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world. His partner Rosamund Zander and he have collaborated on a best-selling book, "The Art of Possibility," and his now famous TED-talk has been viewed over 7.5 million times.