Solti Fellow Conductor-in-Residence
British-American conductor Sean Newhouse made an acclaimed last-minute debut with the Boston Symphony in 2011, conducting Mahler’s Ninth Symphony on two hours’ notice in place of James Levine. No stranger to eleventh-hour substitutions, he also stepped in for Mario Venzago on short notice to open the Indianapolis Symphony season in 2008. 2014-2015 highlights include his debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Tucson Symphony, a residency with the Florentine Opera, and his Jordan Hall debut in Boston conducting a world premiere song cycle by Patricia Leonard based on the letters of John & Abigail Adams. Recent engagements include his Canadian debut with the Vancouver Symphony, subscription weeks with the Charleston, Knoxville, and California symphonies, Hansel & Gretel with Metrowest Opera, and his French debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. Other highlights of recent seasons include a subscription week with the Boston Symphony, his German debut with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and concerts with the Phoenix Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, and Silesian Philharmonic, among others. He has served on the music staff of Boston Lyric Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, and assisted James Levine in performances of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.
Winner of the Aspen Conducting Prize and major prizes at the Fitelberg and Malko competitions, as well as a Career Assistance Award from the Solti Foundation U.S., Mr. Newhouse began his career by winning the highly coveted position of Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. He studied at Tanglewood, the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Eastman School, among others. His conducting mentors have included James Levine, David Zinman, Carl Topilow, and Neil Varon.
Mr. Newhouse can be found on the web at www.seannewhouse.com.