nominated for the Marie Taglioni European Award as "Best Conductor",
one of the most fascinating and intriguing musicians on the music scene
today. His passion and enthusiasm for music has given him the ability to
bring people from many different types of arts and backgrounds together to
produce spectacular performances that have moved audiences as well as
bring critical acclaim.
He is currently Conductor at the Nationaltheater Munich, Germany, where since 1987 he has been leading performances of the Bayern State Opera and Ballet. In addition he is Principal Conductor of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor at His Majesty´s Theater in Perth, Australia, and the Opéra national du rhin, France. In addition, he is "Artist in Residence" at Wesley College in Perth, Australia.
His theater experience extends from opera to operetta through ballet and musicals to big bands. Through his leadership, unique expression and generosity one can’t help but share his joy and pleasure in all genres of music.
21,1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A
University School of Music, B.M. 1981
Music Center at Tanglewood, 1973 & 1984
England Conservatory of Music, 1972-1975
Studied with Seiji Ozawa, Arthur Fiedler, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein
"Best Classical Chamber Music Performance" as pianist on the
Joplin: The Red Back Book (New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble,
Gunther Schuller conductor), 1973
Bela Bartók International Opera Conducting Competition, Cluj, Romania: Finalist, 2007
Marie Taglioni European Award: Nominated for Best Conductor, 2014
Abendzeitung München: "Stern der Woche" for interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, 1987
Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts: Competition Winner and Soloist with
the orchestra, 1970
Jeunesses Musicales Competition, Belgrade: Winner of Chamber Music
England Conservatory: Presidential Honors, 1973
University: Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Piano
Harry Dubbs Memorial Award Winner ( debut as Piano Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra), 1965
International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England: Nominated for The International Mozart Award for Musical Achievement, 2009
Symphony Orchestra: Keyboard, Cimbalom & Percussion Player;
Rehearsal Pianist, 1972-1985
Arthur Fiedler: Touring Piano Soloist with Boston Pops Orchestra, 1970-1979
Wesley College, Perth, Australia, 2015
Artist in Residence: Masterclasses in Piano, Chamber Music and Orchestra, Lecturer in History of Symphony
Summer Arts Festival, Alaska, 1985-2000
Music Director of the Festival Orchestra,
Faculty in Conducting, Piano and Chamber Music, Coordinator of planning
groups, casting and concert programs.
England Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1983-1985
Music Director of the Repertory Youth
Orchestra, Regular Guest Conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra.
University School of Music, 1982-1985
Assistant Faculty: Pianist for the String
School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979-1985
Faculty in Conducting, Piano and Chamber
University School of Music, 1979-1981
Assistant Conductor of the Symphony
Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Modern
Hall, Blue Hill, Maine, 1978-1983
Assistant to Artistic Director Leslie
Parnas, Faculty in Piano and Chamber Music, Coordinator of assignments,
casting and rehearsal plans for chamber music groups.