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Name: Robert Debbaut
Skills: Conductor, Teacher
Phone: +1 847 475 8266
Address: 718 Hinman Ave., Apt. G, Evanston, IL 60202, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Robert Debbaut is a freelance conductor in the Chicago area. In a career that has spanned twenty-five years, he has held conducting positions with the Salt Lake Symphony, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Youth Symphony of Kansas City, Springfield Regional Opera, Utah Mozart Festival and academic appointments at the University of Utah, the University of Akron and DePaul University and was Fellow in Conducting at both the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mr. Debbaut recently conducted the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in eight holiday programs throughout the Milwaukee area. As a guest conductor he has led concerts with, among others, the Ann Arbor Comic Opera, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony, Filharmonia Sudecka (Poland), Hartford Symphony, Kharkiv Philharmonic (Ukraine), National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala, Salt Lake Symphony, Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra, Utah Opera, Utah Symphony, Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestra (Russia), with the Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Opera. Future engagements include four educational concerts with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, two concerts with the North Bohemian Philharmonic in the Dvorak Hall of Prague's famous Rudolfinum, return trips to Poland and Russia as well as a concert and recording of the music of Johann Christian Bach with the Italian early music group, Orchestra da Camera "Il Falcone," for Callisto Music in Genoa.

Robert Debbaut holds the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Michigan (Wu Fellow in Conducting), as well as degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and Southwest Missouri State University. Mr. Debbaut also studied at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Oregon Bach Festival, at the International Conducting Workshop in Prague and at the David Oistrakh Festival in Pärnu, Estonia. His teachers have included Gustav Meier, Ernest Tarrasch, Glenn Block, Helmuth Rilling, Maurice Abravanel and, most recently, Neeme Järvi.



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