An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. Recently appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival, 2014 marks his first season in that role. He is also the Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, where he programs and conducts a wide variety of concerts, and makes his subscription debut in the 2013/14 season. Additional appointments include a tenure as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, which he first conducted in 2011.
Active as a guest conductor, Abrams’ recent and upcoming performances include returns to The Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony, where he conducted the orchestra's summer classical series in July 2013. Recent debuts have included the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. From 2008 to 2011 Abrams was the Conducting Fellow and Assistant Conductor of the New World Symphony (NWS) and conducted many performances, including subscription concerts and numerous other full and chamber orchestra events. Abrams has conducted the NWS in Miami Beach, Washington, D.C. and at Carnegie Hall, and has worked with many other orchestras around the country ... read full bio