Benjamin Zander

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Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic since 1979, and has appeared as a guest conductor with various orchestras around the world. He taught at the New England Conservatory in Boston and runs a music program at the Walnut Hill School. Zander began composing at age 9 and trained as a cellist with Gaspar Cassado. He received a degree from London’s University College and pursued postgraduate studies at Harvard/New York. Zander is also speaks widely on leadership and creativity. In 1999, he received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum for his contribution to crosscltural understanding.