A widely acclaimed young conductor, Teddy Abrams also performs as a clarinetist and pianist, and is an established composer. The 2011-2012 season marked his first year as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest. In March 2012, he was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he now conducts classical programs for the orchestra’s new neighborhood series, helps program its chamber music and contemporary music concerts and leads education and pops performances.
He recently made debuts with the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Boca Raton Symphonia, the Marin Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the MAV Symphony, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus) and the Hilton Head Symphony. In addition to his duties in Budapest and Detroit, Teddy makes debuts with the San Francisco Symphony in their "Music for Families" Series and at the Britt Festivals in Oregon, and returns to the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville 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