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.
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 Director contract through the 2028/29 season. A maestro of major international standing, the Italian conductor is set to embark on his fifth season as Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and in September 2022 will assume 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.read more
Sought after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence, New Zealand-born Gemma New is Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Hailed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as āa rising star in the musical firmamentā, New is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Sir George Solti Conducting Award.read more
A 2020 recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Maurice CohnĀ joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor in the 2021/22 concert season. He was previously Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and is a regular guest conductor with the Chicago-based contemporary ensemble Zafa Collective.read more
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 ninth 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 the Detroit Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony.Ā This season, Tyzik will celebrate his 28th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.read more
The 2020/21 season marks Joshua Habermannās 11th year as Chorus Director in the Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Habermann is also in his 13th season as Artistic Director of The Desert Chorale, a nationally-acclaimed professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.read more