In July 2011, shortly after completing his graduate studies in conducting and violin at the New England Conservatory, the New York Philharmonic appointed Joshua Weilerstein as one of its two assistant conductors. Two years earlier, Mr Weilerstein, then twenty-one years old, was named the unanimous winner of the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen. His first-prize honors included a series of engagements with major Scandinavian orchestras, the first of which was the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in June 2009, marking Joshua’s professional conducting debut.
Since then, he has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Danish National Symphony, the Norrköping Symphony, the Malmö Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. He also performed as a soloist with the Boston New Music Initiative and as a guest member of A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. In the 2011-2012 season he made debuts with the Toronto Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the Finnish Radio Symphony, the Northern Sinfonia and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. He also returned to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Danish National Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival, conducting the Festival Orchestra ... read full bio