BIOGRAPHY

American conductor Case Scaglione has impressed orchestras across the globe with his sensitive and thoughtful music-making. The 2016/17 season sees Case Scaglione make concert debuts with Norrlandsoperan, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He also returns to Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Brno Philharmonic, and following previous successes with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra he returns to conduct a concert in the orchestra’s ReMix series. He will also work with Sarasota Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony for the first time this season. 

 

Last season, particular highlights included concerts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Juilliard Orchestra at New York’s Alice Tully Hall. He also returned to South America to work with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia and made his French and German debuts with the Orchestre National d’Île de France and Stiftung Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn respectively.

 

A regular visitor to Asia, Scaglione has conducted concerts with the Shanghai Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony and China Philharmonic orchestras, and last season he returned to the Hong Kong Philharmonic for a third consecutive year. In the US, Scaglione has previously collaborated with the Baltimore Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras and has also appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Houston, Colorado and Jacksonville symphony orchestras. 

 

Formerly the Associate Conductor with the New York Philharmonic – a position revived especially for him by Music Director Alan Gilbert – Scaglione conducted critically-acclaimed concerts in the orchestra’s subscription series on several occasions during his tenure. He was also previously the Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles (2008-11), and was the driving force behind the artistic growth and diversification of the organisation, founding their educational outreach initiative ‘360° Music’. His eclectic programming included music by Ligeti, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde – the orchestra's first staged opera in nearly 60 years – and the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony. Passionate about music education, he maintains a regular teaching relationship with the Juilliard School.

 

Scaglione studied under David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize. He was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize in 2010 and in 2011 received the Conductor's Prize from the Solti Foundation US. He was one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood in 2011, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury. Scaglione received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute where he studied with Gustav Meier.