The New York Philharmonic has announced the appointment of JOSHUA GERSEN as assistant conductor, effective in September 2015. He joins Courtney Lewis, who was named assistant conductor in September 2014 and continues in that role. Gersen has been music director of the New York Youth Symphony since September 2012, and recently finished his tenure as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow at the New World Symphony. In 2013 he was a participant in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. Also a composer, he holds degrees in composition and conducting from, respectively, New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music. Gersen received further training at Aspen Music Festival and School, where he was awarded the Robert Harth Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize.
Posted February 27, 2015