Faculty

Vimbayi Kaziboni

Vimbayi Kaziboni

General Info

Titles

Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music

Personal Website

vimbayikaziboni.com

Vimbayi Kaziboni joined the Conservatory in 2018 and is an assistant professor of orchestral studies and contemporary music.

Born in Zimbabwe, Kaziboni has served as assistant conductor of two of the foremost orchestras of contemporary music, Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris, France) and Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Germany), ensembles he now regularly conducts as guest conductor. Additionally, Kaziboni has been conductor of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (Frankfurt, Germany), artistic director of The What's Next? Ensemble (Los Angeles, California), artistic director of the New Philharmonic Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), and assistant professor of music and director of orchestral activities at Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).

Kaziboni has led many critically lauded performances and performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Admiralspalast, Deutschlandfunk, and Sala Sao Paulo, among others. In the 2018–2019 season he makes debuts at the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg, Germany) and the South Bank Centre (London, England).

Among the foremost interpreters of modern and contemporary music of his generation, Kaziboni has worked directly with many of today’s leading composers, including Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, George Benjamin, Heiner Goebbels, Morten Lauridsen, John Adams, Rebecca Saunders, Matthias Pintscher, Nicolaus A. Huber, and Jacob TV, among many others. As a Fulbright Fellow (2013–2014), he conducted the Omnibus Ensemble and the National Youth Orchestra of Uzbekistan in addition to being a visiting lecturer at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan.

He holds degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Germany.