Thomas Zehetmair enjoys enviable international acclaim not only as a violinist, but also as a conductor and chamber musician. The 2019-20 season sees him take up his position as Chief Conductor of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and he continues as Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, a post he has held since 2016. This season he tours with them to South Korea and Tokyo with Mischa Maisky as a soloist.
Zehetmair has appeared as a conductor and violinist with orchestras including Seattle Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Hamburger Philharmoniker. He was Chief Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Artistic Partner of St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra and Music Director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia with whom he continues his association as Conductor Laureate.
In the 19-20 season, Zehetmair conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic and returns to Royal Northern Sinfonia, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra. He is soloist with Philharmonia Orchestra (Herreweghe) and NDR Hannover (Manze).