In a lively and versatile career, Robert Ziegler has conducted masterpieces from Albinoni to Zappa and collaborates with artists across the musical spectrum. Extensive guest conducting includes London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Opera House, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, San Francisco Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic and Dublin’s RTE Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Future engagements include debuts with the Detroit Symphony and the Region of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (Spain).
Ziegler has recorded extensively, including Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia and Max Richter’s ballet Woolf Works for DG, Ludovico Einaudi’s Divenire with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, song-writing legend Randy Newman’s Live in London DVD/CD with BBC Concert Orchestra, On an Island and Rattle That Lock DVDs/CDs for Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Stewart Copeland’s Orchestralli and Berlin Cabaret Songs with Ute Lemper which he arranged and conducted. He has recorded and performed with Radiohead, Debbie Harry, Lionel Richie and jazz legend Wayne Shorter.
Extensive work in film includes conducting and orchestrating for Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Alberto Iglesias, Shigeru Umebayashi, Lorne Balfe, Michael Giacchino, Mark Isham and Alf Clausen for The Simpsons. He also conducts films screened with live music including the iconic scores for the film 2001:A Space Odyssey, Psycho, Planet of the Apes and Taxi Driver.