Yalda Zamani has distinguished herself with her unique and diverse background and curiosity for interdisciplinary collaborations, innovative approaches, and openness in leading renowned orchestras and soloist ensembles.
Apart from her extensive knowledge of symphonic and choral repertoire, Yalda Zamani, a German-based conductor of Iranian heritage, has made her mark in modern and contemporary music. Notably, she has been appointed as Assistant Conductor with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, under the direction of Pierre Bleuse, at the Philharmonie de Paris starting in January 2024. Her career boasts numerous world premieres at prestigious venues and festivals worldwide, including Darmstadt New Music Festival, Wien Modern, Warsaw Autumn, Berlin Ultraschall, Music Biennale Zagreb, Musikprotokoll Festival in Graz, Ruhrtriennale Festival, Time of Music Festival in Finland, St George's Hall in Liverpool, Royaumont Abbey in France, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Musikverein in Austria, among others. She has collaborated with renowned orchestras and ensembles, including RSO Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Klangforum Wien, Athelas Sinfonietta Denmark, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Boulez Ensemble, Ensemble 10/10 from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and more.
Following her early education in Piano, Singing, Composition with notable musicians and pedagogues such as Mehran Rouhani, Farideh Behboud, and Houshang Ostovar in Tehran, Yalda Zamani gained her first conducting experiences as the assistant conductor of the Austro-Iranian Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Tehran. She graduated with distinction from the Music and Arts University in Vienna, after studying conducting and harpsichord performance during which she also served as a choir member of the historic Wiener Singverein and Wiener Singakademie and performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of luminary conductors before being selected as a scholarship holder at the Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt, where her passion for modern and contemporary music blossomed. Zamani received support and recognitions as a promising young conductor from the Austrian Federal Ministry, Ulysses Network and IRCAM artistic committee, as a winner/finalist of "Das Kritische Orchestra'' by the Dirigentenforum and Deutscher Musikrat in Germany, and as a conductor in residence at the European Network of Opera Academies and the Academy of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Following this, she worked as an assistant conductor at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt in Austria, contributing to the premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino's opera "Il canto s'attrista perché?". She is selected as finalist at the La Maestra competition at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2024.
Yalda Zamani is the founder and artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra Elbe, which made its debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in December 2023.