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03.03.18
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra stirs emotions with Berlioz, Prokofiev and more
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11.02.16
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BBCSO/Weilerstein review - Dean's Hamlet 'diffraction' whets the appetite
The Guardian
03.05.16
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Weilerstein, Milwaukee Symphony deliver an engaging performance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
02.27.16
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San Diego Symphony 'refreshingly unusual' under Weilerstein
San Diego Union-Tribune
12.11.15
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Review: Naples Philharmonic plays new commission, old classic
Naples Daily News
10.25.15
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Guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein leads BSO in a fine concert
The Washington Post
04.09.15
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Joshua Weilerstein leads refreshing DSO concert
Dallas Morning Times
01.10.15
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Pianist Stephen Hough, Grand Rapids Symphony: Uncomfortable to watch, but pleasant to hear Dvorak concerto
MLive
11.20.14
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American conductor Joshua Weilerstein is appointed the new Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
09.25.14
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Review: Joshua Weilerstein
Ziarul Financiar
08.06.14
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Balsom, Karadaglic a cool match at Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
07.21.11
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JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN AND CASE SCAGLIONE NAMED NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ASSISTANT CONDUCTORS FOR THE 2011–12 SEASON
The New York Philharmonic
08.11.10
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces Conductors Selected for 2010/11 Dudamel Fellowship Program
Los Angeles Philharmonic
05.17.09
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NEC’s Joshua Weilerstein ’09 Wins Malko Competition for Young Conductors

Joshua Weilerstein is the Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. His clarity of musical expression, unforced manner and deep natural musicianship connects him with orchestras and has led him to conduct extensively in both Europe and America. His enthusiasm for a wide range of repertoire is combined with an ambition to bring new audiences to the concert hall.

In the 2017/18 season, Weilerstein makes his debut with the Bamberg Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He returns to the Milwaukee Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in both a subscription week and a tour to the west coast. In Europe, he will work with the Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Netherlands Philharmonic. On tour with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Juan Diego Florez, he will give performances in Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Amsterdam. He also returns to Australia to conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In July 2017, Weilerstein made his debut at the BBC Proms at London's Royal Festival Hall conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra with his sister, Alisa Weilerstein, as soloist. He made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist in May 2017.

Joshua Weilerstein's career was launched after winning both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen. He then completed a three-year appointment as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Since then, he has steadily gained a growing profile in North America and abroad, including recent guest conducting engagements with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, North Carolina, San Diego, Calgary, Québec, and Vancouver; the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival, among others. In Europe, he has established a number of strong relationships, for example with the Oslo Philharmonic - where he returns each season, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Elsewhere in Europe and the UK, he has conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, SWR Stuttgart, NDR Hannover, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, BBC Symphony, London Phiharmonic, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Weilerstein believes passionately in programming both traditional and contemporary repertoire and endeavors to include, whenever possible, at least one piece by a living composer in each of his programs. He is committed to music education both on and off the podium and hosts a successful podcast, Sticky Notes, for music lovers and casual listeners alike. Weilerstein was actively involved in Young People's Concerts during his time as the Assistant Conductor with the New York Philharmonic, and served as Concertmaster of Discovery Ensemble, a Boston-based chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting classical music to inner-city schools in Boston. With the Orchestre Chamber de Lausanne, Weilerstein is deeply committed to the educational and Discovery series of concerts for children and families. 

Joshua Weilerstein feels that it is essential to have an open communication between the stage and audience and is always excited to hear from musicians and audiences alike. He is accessible on social media for conversations about the future of classical music, programming, and the experience of concert-going.

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