David Bazen, Born in Amsterdam in 1964, David Bazen studied history and Italian language and literature at the University of Amsterdam. He held various marketing and PR positions with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra from 1992 to 1999.
He has worked with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since March 1999. As the orchestra’s business manager up until the end of 2010, he oversaw marketing, sales, sponsorship, media development, grants and employers’ affairs. Under his supervision, the orchestra launched its own record label, RCO Live, which has since released over twenty-five CDs and DVDs sold throughout the world, in addition to creating several independent television productions.
Bazen assumed the position of Director of Business and Media on 1 January 2011.