Born in 1936 in Bombay, Zubin Mehta received his first musical education under the guidance of his father, violinist and Bombay Symphony Orchestra founder Mehli Mehta. After pre-medical studies in Bombay, in 1954 he entered Vienna’s Akademie für Musik conducting program under Hans Swarowsky. He won the Liverpool International Conducting Competition in 1958 and was a prize-winner […]

Ivan Eminovikj

Born in Skopje, Ivan begins to study music at the age of 6, studying piano at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje, where he completes the primary and high school music education. At the Faculty of Music in Skopje, Eminovikj studies orchestral conducting with Sasha Nikolovski – Gjumar and graduates in 2010 with a […]

George Jackson

George Jackson is quickly making a name for the breadth and commitment of his work, whether in opera, symphonic repertoire or contemporary scores, building strong relationships with the orchestras he conducts. In September 2022 Jackson begins his tenure as Music Director of the Amarillo Symphony, leading them in their Centenary year in 2023-24. Jackson’s skill […]

Thomas Sanderling

Russian-born conductor Thomas Sanderling is closely associated with the music of Dmitry Shostakovich. He has conducted a mixture of orchestras worldwide, generally to critical acclaim, and made a number of successful recordings. He has developed an equally respected reputation in opera, particularly for performances in the most important operatic centers in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia. […]

Bisera Chadlovska

Родена е 1978 година во Скопје. Дипломира во 2001 година на Факултетот за музичка уметност во Скопје, на отсекот по оркестарско диригирање во класата на професорот Фимчо Муратовски. Пост-дипломските студии по симфониско и оперско диригирање, ги завршува на Државната музичка академија во Софија. По завршувањето на студиите почнува да работи како хор-мајстор во Македонската опера […]

Rebbeca Tong

Rebecca is Resident Conductor of Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra and is Artistic Director and Music Director of Ensemble Kontemporer, Jakarta (her home city). Rebecca recently completed her two-year tenure as Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, and previously studied at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. During her studies, Rebecca worked extensively in […]


Maestro Lubnan Baalbaki, PhD | Permanent Conductor of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra     “Music is an impulse, an inspiration, even a prayer for some. It’s a sure way to travel to other dimensions. Talent cannot be learned, even though it can and must be developed. Talent, by itself, will never be enough to be […]

Gudni A. Emilsson

Founding Chief Conductor, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra Gudni A. Emilsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. At the age of 4 he started music lessons with his father. As a master’s degree candidate at the State University of Music Trossingen in Germany, he studied piano with Wolfgang Wagenhauser and conducting with Walter Hugler. Gudni has also taken […]

Benjamin Shwartz

Benjamin Shwartz was a sensation… With his clear insight and perfection of technique, together with the highly motivated orchestra, he produced an air of excitement and cultivated sound Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung Critics have hailed Benjamin Shwartz for the intensity of his music making and the clear vision of his interpretations. These qualities, applied to a […]

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