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George Daugherty

  • The Nutcracker


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Justin Freer

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

American composer/conductor JUSTIN FREER was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. He has established himself as one of the West Coast’s most exciting musical voices and has quickly become a highly sought-after conductor and producer of film... Click here for complete biography

Peter Jaffe

  • Fourth of July Symphony Summer Pops

Peter Jaffe is delighted to be returning to Symphony Silicon Valley, having appeared frequently as a guest conductor for SSV’s education and summer pops programs. He has served as the Stockton Symphony’s dynamic music dir... Click here for complete biography

Constantine Kitsopoulos

  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem

Constantine Kitsopoulos has made a name for himself as a conductor whose musical experiences comfortably span the worlds of opera and symphony, where he conducts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Royal Albert Hall... Click here for complete biography

John Nelson

  • Lynn Harrell, Berlioz & Brahms
  • Beethoven's Pastorale & Scheherazade

The distinguished conductor John Nelson is internationally renowned for his interpretation of large Romantic works including the great works of Berlioz. Central to John Nelson’s work is the great sacred choral literature. John Nelson hold... Click here for complete biography

Paul Polivnick

  • Something New & Fancy Free

Paul Polivnick has been one of our most consistent guests on the podium due in large part to the wide range of materials at which he excels. He has brought four world premieres to our audiences, including SCENES by Jon Magnussen in our very firs... Click here for complete biography

Elena Sharkova

  • Carols in the California

Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova is recognized nationally and internationally as an inspirational, versatile, and effective conductor, choral clinician, music educator, and lecturer. She has conducted professional, university, youth, and com... Click here for complete biography

Tatsuya Shimono

  • Bach & Mahler

Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has guest conducted major orchestras in Japan and a... Click here for complete biography

Edvard Tchivzhel

  • Grand Old Russia

The Early Years in the USSR... Click here for complete biography

Carlos Vieu

  • Misa Tango

Carlos Vieu graduated from La Plata National University in his native Argentina, where he studied conducting with Guillermo Scarabino.  After receiving a scholarship from the Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), he went to Venezuela ... Click here for complete biography

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