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Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; Celebrated Leadership & Performance Expert

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 Benjamin Zander Biography

Benjamin Zander started his early musical training in his native England with cello and composition lessons under the guidance of his father. When he was nine, Benjamin Britten, England's leading composer, took an interest in his development and invited the family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh in Suffolk where he lived. This led to a long association with Britten and lessons in theory and composition from Britten’s close associate Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst.

In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he taught the interpretation class, conducted the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and regularly conducted the conservatory orchestras. Twenty years ago, he became the artistic director of the joint program between NEC and Walnut Hill, a boarding high school for the performing arts in Natick, Massachusetts. During his tenure as conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic, he took the orchestra on over a dozen international tours and made five commercial recordings and several PBS documentaries. In 1979, he became the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

Zander has established an international reputation as a guest conductor. He has a unique relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and is recording a series of Beethoven and Mahler symphonies for the Telarc label with them. His recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 was awarded the 2004 Critic’s Choice by the German Record Critic’s Award Association, and his recording of Mahler’s 9th Symphony was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Zander has an extensive speaking career, traveling the world lecturing to organizations on leadership. He has appeared four times as a keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he was presented with the Crystal Award for "outstanding contributions in the arts and international relations." The best-selling book The Art of Possibility, co-authored with his partner, leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, has been translated into 16 languages.

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The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Speaking Topics
  • EXPERIENCING THE ART OF POSSIBILITY

    Benjamin Zander's presentation takes an audience on a journey that offers a startling new perspective on leadership. Through stories, music and concepts, it causes a radical shift in perception. This is not a speech, it is an experience! In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as awakening possibility in others. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity and the desire to contribute are basic human instincts that need to be released. World-famous conductor Benjamin Zander uses the metaphor of the orchestra and a lifetime of experience conducting, coaching and teaching musicians to work his magic to overcome barriers to corporate productivity. His presentations source fundamental changes in organizations.

  • Orchestrating Team Excellence

  • The New Leadership Imperative

  • Everyone's a Leader - Playing with Passion

  • Benjamin Zander is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and engaging presenters in the world today!

    Tom Peters calls him "the hottest property on the business guru circuit " This brilliant symphony conductor uses the analogy of the orchestra to demonstrate how an organization can come together as a team and unleash its full potential. Benjamin Zander, renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, has been a Key-note speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos for three consecutive years. He engages passionately with orchestras and audiences the world over, enticing people to go beyond their customary barriers to accomplish truly extraordinary results. Whether he is addressing top Executives of Fortune 500 companies, or conducting world-class orchestras, Zander never fails to challenge, enthuse and energize. The Zanders demonstrate that the leader’s power derives from his or her ability to make others powerful. They can teach us how to release the passion and commitment of our players, sothat, both in the workplace and in personal relationships, we suddenly find ourselves surrounded by stars!

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    Booking fees for Benjamin Zander, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin Zander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin Zander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin Zander for your next private or corporate function.
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Benjamin Zander

Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; Celebrated Leadership & Performance Expert

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Benjamin Zander Biography

Benjamin Zander started his early musical training in his native England with cello and composition lessons under the guidance of his father. When he was nine, Benjamin Britten, England's leading composer, took an interest in his development and invited the family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh in Suffolk where he lived. This led to a long association with Britten and lessons in theory and composition from Britten’s close associate Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst.

In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he taught the interpretation class, conducted the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and regularly conducted the conservatory orchestras. Twenty years ago, he became the artistic director of the joint program between NEC and Walnut Hill, a boarding high school for the performing arts in Natick, Massachusetts. During his tenure as conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic, he took the orchestra on over a dozen international tours and made five commercial recordings and several PBS documentaries. In 1979, he became the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

Zander has established an international reputation as a guest conductor. He has a unique relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and is recording a series of Beethoven and Mahler symphonies for the Telarc label with them. His recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 was awarded the 2004 Critic’s Choice by the German Record Critic’s Award Association, and his recording of Mahler’s 9th Symphony was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Zander has an extensive speaking career, traveling the world lecturing to organizations on leadership. He has appeared four times as a keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he was presented with the Crystal Award for "outstanding contributions in the arts and international relations." The best-selling book The Art of Possibility, co-authored with his partner, leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, has been translated into 16 languages.

Benjamin Zander Videos

  • Benjamin Zander's Interpretations of Music: Beethoven, Symphpony No 5
    Benjamin Zander's Interpretation of Music, Lessons for Life Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Daniel Cho, conductor Dave Jamrog, Audio/Video Recorded May...
  • Conductor Series - Benjamin Zander
    Maestro Benjamin Zander shares with us his love for Mahler's 9th Symphony. The Texas Festival Orchestra prepares with just one week to perform this...
  • Benjamin Zander - Work (How to give an A)
    Teachers TV. Benjamin Zander talking on how simply you can motivate your students to win an A by giving them As right from the begining :)

Benjamin Zander Books

Benjamin Zander Speaking Topics

  • EXPERIENCING THE ART OF POSSIBILITY

    Benjamin Zander's presentation takes an audience on a journey that offers a startling new perspective on leadership. Through stories, music and concepts, it causes a radical shift in perception. This is not a speech, it is an experience! In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as awakening possibility in others. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity and the desire to contribute are basic human instincts that need to be released. World-famous conductor Benjamin Zander uses the metaphor of the orchestra and a lifetime of experience conducting, coaching and teaching musicians to work his magic to overcome barriers to corporate productivity. His presentations source fundamental changes in organizations.

  • Orchestrating Team Excellence

  • The New Leadership Imperative

  • Everyone's a Leader - Playing with Passion

  • Benjamin Zander is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and engaging presenters in the world today!

    Tom Peters calls him "the hottest property on the business guru circuit " This brilliant symphony conductor uses the analogy of the orchestra to demonstrate how an organization can come together as a team and unleash its full potential. Benjamin Zander, renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, has been a Key-note speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos for three consecutive years. He engages passionately with orchestras and audiences the world over, enticing people to go beyond their customary barriers to accomplish truly extraordinary results. Whether he is addressing top Executives of Fortune 500 companies, or conducting world-class orchestras, Zander never fails to challenge, enthuse and energize. The Zanders demonstrate that the leader’s power derives from his or her ability to make others powerful. They can teach us how to release the passion and commitment of our players, sothat, both in the workplace and in personal relationships, we suddenly find ourselves surrounded by stars!

FAQs on booking Benjamin Zander

  • How to book Benjamin Zander?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benjamin Zander for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Benjamin Zander, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benjamin Zander or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benjamin Zander?

    Booking fees for Benjamin Zander, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin Zander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benjamin Zander?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin Zander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin Zander for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamin Zander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamin Zander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Benjamin Zander is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Benjamin Zander for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Benjamin Zander generally travels from MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erik Wahl, Tim Sanders, Pat Williams, Patrick Lencioni and Joel Zeff. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Benjamin Zander for an upcoming event.

Benjamin Zander Speaker Videos

  • Benjamin Zander's Interpretations of Music: Beethoven, Symphpony No 5
    Benjamin Zander's Interpretation of Music, Lessons for Life Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Daniel Cho, conductor Dave Jamrog, Audio/Video Recorded May 8, 2019 in Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library For...
    Conductor Series - Benjamin Zander
    Maestro Benjamin Zander shares with us his love for Mahler's 9th Symphony. The Texas Festival Orchestra prepares with just one week to perform this incredible piece. Don't miss it Saturday night at...
  • Benjamin Zander - Work (How to give an A)
    Teachers TV. Benjamin Zander talking on how simply you can motivate your students to win an A by giving them As right from the begining :)
    Benjamin Zander interview by Andrea Vadkerti
    The author of bestselling book Art of possibility in a very open and honest interview with slovak journalist during his visit in Central Europe. Jeden z najuznávanejších dirigentov sveta v...
  • The Inextinguishable Human Spirit: Zander on Concert 1
    Maestro Ben Zander describes the concert 1 experience. Hear the BPO rehearse Nielsen No. 4 "The Inextinguishable." (This video was shot, edited, and posted by Jeffrey Filiault for the Boston...
    Choosing Your World - Benjamin Zander at European Zeitgeist 2011

Benjamin Zander Speaking Topics

  • EXPERIENCING THE ART OF POSSIBILITY

    Benjamin Zander's presentation takes an audience on a journey that offers a startling new perspective on leadership. Through stories, music and concepts, it causes a radical shift in perception. This is not a speech, it is an experience! In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as awakening possibility in others. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity and the desire to contribute are basic human instincts that need to be released. World-famous conductor Benjamin Zander uses the metaphor of the orchestra and a lifetime of experience conducting, coaching and teaching musicians to work his magic to overcome barriers to corporate productivity. His presentations source fundamental changes in organizations.

  • Orchestrating Team Excellence

  • The New Leadership Imperative

  • Everyone's a Leader - Playing with Passion

  • Benjamin Zander is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and engaging presenters in the world today!

    Tom Peters calls him "the hottest property on the business guru circuit " This brilliant symphony conductor uses the analogy of the orchestra to demonstrate how an organization can come together as a team and unleash its full potential. Benjamin Zander, renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, has been a Key-note speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos for three consecutive years. He engages passionately with orchestras and audiences the world over, enticing people to go beyond their customary barriers to accomplish truly extraordinary results. Whether he is addressing top Executives of Fortune 500 companies, or conducting world-class orchestras, Zander never fails to challenge, enthuse and energize. The Zanders demonstrate that the leader’s power derives from his or her ability to make others powerful. They can teach us how to release the passion and commitment of our players, sothat, both in the workplace and in personal relationships, we suddenly find ourselves surrounded by stars!

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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