Conductors | Worldwide

Current Position

  • South Dakota Symphony Orchestra – Music Director


Current Activities

  • The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Philadelphia Orchestra (reengagement)


Recent Activities

  • Chicago Symphony



  • ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming (2007, 2008 & 2009) for innovative programming featuring works of Pulitzer Prize-winning composers and the Orchestra’s program of residencies for those composers
  • Recorded American composer Carson Kievman Symphony No 2 (42) with Polish National Radio Symphony (on New Albion)


Other engagements include the American Composer’s Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Philharmonic and the Kiev Symphony Orchestra. 


Gier has had a many-year relationship with the New York Philharmonic as cover conductor and has also served as cover conductor for the Metropolitan Opera.  For the 2007-08-09 seasons, Gier was conductor for the complete series of New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts.


As a Fulbright scholar, Gier traveled extensively in Eastern Europe and Turkey where he conducted widely and introduced American masterpieces at venues such as Bucharest Philharmonic (Romania) and the Presidential Symphony (Ankara, Turkey). 


For a complete biography, please contact William Reinert Associates, Inc.


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