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Bachelor of Music (Horn), Master of Music (Orchestral Conducting)
Juilliard School, New York

Further Study:
Tanglewood, Aspen, Bayreuth, Salzburg

Conducting teachers: Jean Morel,
Franco Ferrara, John Nelson, Herbert
Blomstedt, Sixten Ehrling, Dennis Russell Davies

Principal Conductor, Opera on the James (2015-)
Intendant (Artistic & General Director):Norddeutsche Philharmonie/Volkstheater Rostock (2008-2014)
Generalmusikdirektor: Norddeutsche Philharmonie/Volkstheater Rostock (2004-2007)
Generalmusikdirektor: Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg/Theater Augsburg (1995-2002)
Music Director: Shreveport Symphony (l984-96)
Music Director: Youngstown Symphony and Opera (1981-85)
Conductor-in-Residence: Louisville Orchestra (1979-81)
Principal Conductor: Louisville Chamber Orchestra (l979-81)
Music Director: Bergen Philharmonic, USA (1979-85)
Principal Guest Conductor: Long Island Symphony (1979-83)
Associate Conductor: Long Island Symphony (1976-79)
Associate Conductor: Greenwich Philharmonia (1974-78)

Guest Engagements

New York Philharmonic Niederrheinische Symphoniker
Staatstheater Stuttgart Bergische Symphoniker-Orchester
Saarländisches Staatstheater Symphony orchestras of:
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Queens, Orlando, Spokane, Tucson, Nashville, Dayton, New Mexico, Rhode Island
NDR-Sinfonieorchester Chautauqua Opera
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe Florida Grand Opera
National Theatre Belgrade New Hampshire Music Festival
Belgrad Philharmoniker Eastman Opera Theatre
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern New York Lyric Opera
Westdeutsche Sinfonia Arizona Opera
Städtisches Orchester Aachen Marble City Opera
Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder Sarasota Opera
Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt New York International Festival of the Arts
Philharmonisches Orchester Südwestfalen Vermont Mozart Festival
Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg IVAI, Tel Aviv
Philharmonisches Orchester Lübeck Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea)
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Orquesta de Filarmonica la UNAM (Mexiko city)
Thüringer Philharmonie Classic Open Air, Gendarmenmarkt Berlin
Meininger Theater Opera on the James
Hofer Symphoniker Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea)

Teaching/Seminars/Master Classes
Australian National University, School of Music
AIMS, Graz, Austria
Berlin Opera Academy
Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock
International Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv
Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera on the James, University of Tennessee/Knoxville
On using conducting and other musical disciplines to hone business skills :
Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen
International Forum: Leadership Through Music
Verity, Toronto

Peter Jona Korn: Violin Concerto, Toccata für Orchester, Thüringer-Philharmonie,
Premiere Recordings 1058
Ned Rorem: Air Music, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 809
Ned Rorem: Miss Julie, New York Lyric Opera, Painted Smiles 1338
Roger Sessions: Symphony Nr. 7, Divertimento, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 776
Andrew Thomas: Death of Yukio Mishima, Dirge in Woods, Opus One 28
Lawrence Widdoes: In Time of Snow, Opus One 28
Rolv Yttrehus: Gradus ad Pamassum, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 779

Memberships/Professional Affiliations
League of American Orchestras
Opera America
Honorary Member, SAI
Deutsche Bühnen Verein, Intendantengruppe
Intendantenkonferenz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Awards and Honors
National Arts Award from Sigma Alpha Iota
First-time Prize Winner: Conductor’s Program Award, American Symphony Orchestra League
Award for Programming Excellence, Ovation Magazine

Radio/Television Performances
Weekly Radio Program, broadcast live with own commentaries throughout the State of Louisiana
Documentary Film: Verfehlte Leidenschaft: Brahms, die Frauen und die Musik with the Norddeutsches Sinfonieorchester (Director: Tony Palmer)
Television broadcasts on AT&T’s Live from Bell Labs
Appearances on Entertainment Tonight with Dudley Moore
Artist’s Commendation from Bravo Cable Network

January 2018