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Music Director Candidates

Meet the Candidates

The Richmond Symphony is pleased to announce five outstanding conductors to follow Steven Smith as its next Music Director, whose final performance was at the end of the 2018/19 season. The Search Committee received over 200 applications from an international pool of candidates. After months of conversations and interviews, a group of five diverse and exciting individuals stood out from the rest.

Each candidate will be in Richmond over a two week period during the 2019/20 season where they will be asked to conduct multiple concerts, including one Masterworks program. During their time in Richmond, they will also participate in public events, speak to city leaders, and be involved in the Symphony’s community engagement and education activities as appropriate. The Symphony aims to announce its next Music Director before the end of 2019/20 season.

In order of scheduled appearance, the candidates are as follows: