Nationally acclaimed music director praised for elevating artistry of Columbus group

By Peter Tonguette  /  For The Columbus Dispatch

“From the time he was 3 years old, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr was certain he wanted to be a conductor.

In his hometown of Salzburg, Austria — also the place of birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Danzmayr was exposed to classical music constantly. His mother took him to concerts, where his attention was drawn to the person on the podium.

“I was really fascinated by the figure of the conductor,” Danzmayr said. “I remember throughout my childhood, I would kind of take chopsticks . . . and conduct with the recordings.””

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