Photo of Zack Goodman holding a conducting baton.

Zachary Goodman

Considered by many to be a vibrant and inspired young conductor, Zachary Goodman began studying conducting in Paris, France at l’École Normale de Musique and la Schola Cantorum. Recently, Zachary finished his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Mannes College of Music under the tutelage of David Hayes.

Zachary is a recipient of the Buffalo Philharmonic Julius Rudel Fellowship and served as cover conductor under the mentorship of JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He also had the honor of conducting the BPO twice (’17 and ’19) as a guest conductor.

Working regularly in New York City, Zachary has most notably collaborated with soprano Frederica von Stade in the 2016 production with American Songbook of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “A Coffin in Egypt,” a 2018 collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and in February of 2019 assisted Lidiya Yankovskaya with the Trinity Wall Street/NOVUS NYC New York premier of Laura Schwendinger’s “Artemisia.”

Zachary currently serves as the Associate Conductor of the Refugee Orchestra Project, working to promote awareness of the modern-day struggle of refugees worldwide. He is thrilled and honored to be a part of On-Site Opera’s production of Britten’s “Turn of the Screw.” Next, Zachary will be returning to Trinity Wall Street to work with Daniela Candillari in a production of Julian Wachner’s “Rev 23.


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