Since winning the Malko Conducting Competition in 2009, Joshua Weilerstein has rapidly become one of the most sought-after young conductors in the world. In 2013/14, he made his subscription debut with the New York Philharmonic, where he is in his last season as Assistant Conductor. Other U.S. debuts this season include Baltimore and Fort Worth symphony orchestras and New Mexico Philharmonic. In Europe, he makes debuts with Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He returns to the BBC Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Northern Sinfonia, among others.
Born into a musical family, Mr. Weilerstein decided to enter the music profession after a life-changing experience during a youth orchestra tour of South and Central America. He studied at the New England Conservatory, where he received dual Master of Music degrees in conducting and violin in 2011 ... read full bio