Stelluto named music director at Peoria Symphony

Posted on: June 25, 2010

In Thursday’s (6/24) Peoria Journal Star (Illinois), Gary Panetta profiles George Stelluto, newly named music director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. “Stelluto, whose appointment to the Peoria Symphony Orchestra was announced by the symphony board on Thursday, has been signed to a three-year contract. Besides teaching at Juilliard, Stelluto also is assistant conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival.” The article states that Stelluto believes “that his connections with The Juilliard School will benefit the orchestra and Juilliard alike. As Juilliard’s resident conductor, George Stelluto said, he has connections with both established and up-and-coming musicians and composers. He said he would like to bring some of these artists to Peoria not only to perform but also to lead classes and engage with the community in a number of ways. Stelluto said he was ‘impressed with the willingness of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra to try something new and to go in new directions in order to increase the relevance of classical music in the Peoria area.’ Raised in Alexandria, Va., Stelluto earned a degree in violin performance at Western Virginia University and then later studied at the Yale School of Music, where he received two degrees, one in violin and one in conducting.”

Posted June 25, 2010

Photo of George Stelluto by Peter Schaaf