Artistic: Lake Charles Symphony

Posted on: July 23, 2010

The Lake Charles (La.) Symphony has named BOHUSLAV RATTAY music director, with an initial three-year contract that runs through May 31, 2013. Also music director of the Muncie (Ind.) Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2006, Rattay has conducted such orchestras as Russia’s St. Petersburg Academic Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Estonia’s Parnu City Orchestra, and the Royal Symphony Orchestra in his native city of Prague. Originally trained as a bassoonist, Rattay studied conducting at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, at Rice University, and at the Prague Conservatory. He has served as assistant conductor for the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and Peabody Opera Department, and has worked with such conductors as Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Jorma Panula, Donald Thulean, JoAnn Falletta, Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Daniel Lewis, and Carl St. Clair. 

Posted July 23, 2009