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American conductor Case Scaglione continues to inspire orchestras and audiences across the world with his natural ease of conducting, musical depth, and infectious joy on the podium. He began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2011, and subsequently made his subscription debut with the orchestra in November 2012, stepping in for Kurt Masur. The 2014/15 season sees his promotion to Associate Conductor, a position revived especially for him by Music Director Alan Gilbert. In addition Scaglione will return to the orchestra's subscription series in November for five performances with soloist Joshua Bell.
As guest conductor, he has appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, as well as many others. In September 2013, he assisted Sir Andrew Davis on Elektra at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
During the 2013-14 season, Scaglione makes debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, and Orchestra of St. Luke's, in addition to return appearances with the Alabama Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic. Following highly successful engagements with the Guangzhou Symphony, China Philharmonic, and Shanghai Symphony orchestras in the summer of 2013, Scaglione returns to China this season to conduct the China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony. He will also travel to Madrid to conduct a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.
As Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, Case Scaglione was the driving force behind the continued artistic growth and diversification of the organization in addition to founding 360° Music, an educational outreach program which brought the orchestra to inner city schools. His eclectic programming spanned works from Ligeti to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde - the orchestra's first staged opera in nearly 60 years - to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony, which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
In 2011, Scaglione was the recipient of the Conductor's Prize by the Solti Foundation U.S. – a prestigious honour that has been awarded only three times in the foundation's history. He was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize and, in 2010, the esteemed Aspen Conducting Prize. Scaglione subsequently served as Assistant Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School, leading a wide range of performances and cover conducting for all orchestral concerts. He was one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood in 2011, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury.
Case Scaglione received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute where he studied with Gustav Meier. A native of Texas, he currently lives in New York City with his wife Toni.
Case Scaglione Conductor
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