The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has appointed TEDDY ABRAMS assistant conductor, effective in September 2012. He will be the DSO’s first assistant conductor since 2009, when THOMAS WILKINS vacated the post. Abrams will relocate to Detroit from Budapest, where he is completing his first season as resident conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra. From 2008 to 2011 Abrams was a conducting fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. He has guest conducted such orchestras as the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Marin Symphony; upcoming engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, Ohio). Abrams received his conducting training at the Curtis Institute of Music and Aspen Music Festival and School. Also a pianist and clarinetist, he has performed with numerous orchestras as well as the St. Petersburg String Quartet, the string trio Time for Three, pianists Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalish, and his own Sixth Floor Trio.
Posted March 6, 2012