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Jahja Ling

Jahja Ling’s distinguished career as an internationally renowned conductor has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia and now a citizen of […]

Joseph Young

Praised for his suavely adventurous programing, Joseph Young is increasingly recognized as “one of the most gifted conductors of his generation.” Joseph is Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony, Artistic Director […]

Farkhad Khudyev

Described by the critics as “magician on the podium” and “the man of exceptional charisma” (Performing Arts Monterey Bay), with “the ability to connect with invisible worlds and to bring them […]

Valentina Peleggi

Since her appointment on July 1, 2020 Music Director Valentina Peleggi has revitalized the Symphony’s artistic output. While focusing on developing the orchestra’s own sound she has also launched new […]

Ankush Kumar Bahl

Hailed by the New York Times as an “energetic” conductor who leads with “clear authority and enthusiasm,” Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized today as a conductor with impressive technique, thoughtful […]

Chia-Hsuan Lin

“She moves with the command and energy of a soccer star.” Conductor Chia-Hsuan (“Joshwin”) Lin has delighted audiences with her talents in many diverse musical settings throughout the world. Appointed as Associate […]

George Manahan

As Music Director of both the American Composers Orchestra and the Portland Opera, George Manahan’s career embraces everything from opera to concert, and the traditional to the contemporary. He is […]

Benjamin Rous

Admired for his dynamism on the podium, Benjamin Rous was named Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony in the fall of 2017, and simultaneously joined the UVA music faculty.  In […]

Danail Rachev

“Heralded as “a musician of real depth, sensitivity, and authority” Danail Rachev is Music Director and Conductor of the Eugene Symphony. Since beginning his tenure there in 2009, Mr. Rachev’s visionary leadership is […]

Brent Havens

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music […]