Nicholas Hersh is Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras. Since joining the BSO as Assistant Conductor in 2014, he continues to make his mark on the mid-Atlantic region with exciting, innovative programming-notably as conductor and co-curator of the acclaimed BSO Pulse series, bringing together indie bands and orchestral musicians in unique collaborations. 

Nicholas directs the BSO's educational and family programming, including the celebrated Academy for adult amateur musicians, as well as a variety of classical and popular programs. Nicholas made his BSO subscription debut stepping in for an indisposed Yan Pascal Tortelier, and has since conducted the BSO in a set of subscription concerts each season. In the 17-18 season, Nicholas makes his debut with the Alexandria and Asheville Symphonies, and conducts the BSO with pianist Joyce Yang. He debuted with the North Carolina Symphony in 2017, and has appeared with the New World Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Auburn Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Southern Great Lakes Symphony. Nicholas is a frequent collaborator and guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory as well as the BSO's OrchKids program for Baltimore City schoolchildren ... read full bio