Mirroring Dallas’s cosmopolitan landscape, the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have come from around the globe to make exceptional music here. Meet the artists who help the DSO achieve its international acclaim.


Fabio Luisi

Music Director

Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship

GRAMMYĀ® Award winner Fabio Luisi launched his tenure as Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at the start of the 2020/21 season. In January 2021, the DSO and Luisi announced an extension of the Music Directorā€™s contract through the 2028/29 season. A maestro of major international standing, the Italian conductor is in his seventh season as Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and in September 2022, he assumed the role of Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. He previously served for six seasons as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and nine seasons as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera.

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Maurice Cohn

Maurice Cohn

Assistant Conductor

Marena & Roger Gault Chair

MauriceĀ Cohn joined the DSO as Assistant Conductor (Marena & Roger Gault Chair) in September 2021. In his time with the orchestra, he has conducted family concerts, youth programs and special events as well as acts as cover conductor for Music Director Fabio Luisi and all guest conductors on the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Cohn led the world premiere of Mason Batesā€™s Philharmonia Fantastique in October 2021, and he conducted the DSO for the Mavericksā€™s Dirk Nowitzki jersey retirement event in January 2022.

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Jeff Tyzik

Principal Pops Conductor

Dot & Paul Mason Podium

GRAMMYĀ® Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. This is the eleventh season that Tyzik has held The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Pops Conductor of both the Detroit Symphony and the Oregon Symphony. The 2023/24 season will mark Tyzik’s 30th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Tyzik made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in July 2022 at the Blossom Festival and will conduct the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 23/24 season.

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Enrico Lopez-YaƱez

Principal Conductor, Dallas Symphony Presents

Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger Chair

Enrico Lopez-YaƱez is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Dallas Symphony Presents. He was also recently named Principal Pops Conductor of the Pacific Symphony. In addition, Lopez-YaƱez serves as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Lopez-YaƱez is quickly establishing himself as one of the nationā€™s leading conductors of popular music and becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. Also an active composer/arranger, Lopez-YaƱez has been commissioned to write for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Omaha Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Utah Symphony among others.

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Anthony Blake Clark

Chorus Director

Jean D. Wilson Chair

Dallas Symphony Chorus Director Anthony Blake Clark (Jean D. Wilson Chair) is a leading voice among his generation of choral conductors. He is in demand by both amateur and professional choral artists because of his ā€œreadily apparent musicalityā€ (Baltimore Sun), and his conviction that lives can be changed by participating in classical music, whether on the stage or in the audience.

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