Born in Antwerp (Belgium), Ronald Zolman studied with Igor Markevitch, Nadia Boulanger, and Hans Swarowsky. Since 1973, his career has expanded rapidly. He appeared as a guest conductor with the best orchestras on all continents: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Residentie Orkest, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris.
As far as contemporary music is concerned, Ronald Zollman has worked regularly with the London Sinfonietta, and at Pierre Boulez’s request, he conducted the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris, for the first of many times in 1982. From 1989 till 1993, Ronald Zollman was Musical Director of the National Orchestra of Belgium, a position he then held since 1993 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of UNAM in Mexico City. In September 2002 he took the Music Directorship and Principal Conductorship of the Israel Northern Symphony Haifa.