"conductor vimbayi kaziboni succeeds admirably, always, to coordinate the complex network of instrumental music and operatic voices with supple metronome.
he leads with calm, and when necessary, vigorously thrusting hands through music that breathes much lament between traditional baroque and contemporary cluster."
Zimbabwean-born conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni (b. 1988) is Assistant Professor of Music at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Formerly Mr. Kaziboni has served as Assistant Conductor of Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris, France) under the direction of Matthias Pintscher and Assistant Conductor of Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Germany) covering the work of many renowned European conductors including Stefan Asbury, Michael Boder, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvos, Johannes Kalitzke, Franck Ollu, Markus Stenz, Lucas Vis and Jörg Wiedman, among others. Additionally, Mr. Kaziboni has been conductor of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (Frankfurt, Germany), Artistic Director of The What's Next? Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA), Artistic Director of The New Philharmonic Omaha (Omaha, NE), and Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras at Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA).
Mr. Kaziboni has led many critically lauded performances across the globe, in Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uzbekistan, performing at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Admiralspalast, Deutschlandfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Oper Frankfurt, Sala Sao Paulo, among others. In the 2018-19 season Mr. Kaziboni 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, Mr. Kaziboni has worked directly with many of the leading composers of the day that include Helmut Lachenmann, George Benjamin, Heiner Goebbels, Matthias Pintscher, Nicolaus A. Huber and Jacob TV among many others. He has led premieres of new works at festivals across the globe that include Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NL), Maerzmusik (Berlin, DE ), Cresc…Biennale (Frankfurt, DE), Festival Manifeste (Paris, France), Klangspuren Festival (Schwaz, AU), Young Euro Classic (Berlin, DE), Freispiel (Frankfurt/Berlin, DE), Los Angeles Composers Project (Los Angeles, CA), Turbulences Numériques (Paris, France) Forum für Neue Musik (Cologne, DE), Taschenopernfestival (Salzburg, AU), Happy New Ears (Frankfurt, DE), the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb (Berlin, DE), Musik-Festival Quantensprünge (Karlsruhe, DE), Voix Nouvelles (Royamont, FR), and Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Sao Paulo, BR), among others.
As a Fulbright Fellow (2013-14), Mr. Kaziboni conducted the Omnibus Ensemble and the National Youth Orchestra of Uzbekistan in addition to being a Visiting Lecturer at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.
Mr. Kaziboni holds degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Germany.