Cleveland Orchestra’s Vinay Parameswaran settles in as assistant conductor

Posted on: September 19, 2017

“For a conducting job at the Cleveland Orchestra, Vinay Parameswaran is about as prepared as any one person can be,” writes Zachary Lewis in Wednesday’s (9/15) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “He’s had vital hands-on experience doing everything the job entails.” Parameswaran was assistant conductor of the Nashville Symphony from 2014 to 2017, “working with guest conductors and soloists; supporting music director Giancarlo Guerrero … conducting subscription concerts…. As he soon will be in Cleveland, Parameswaran in Nashville was also expected to lead pops programs, conduct concerts with film, and preside over community events…. Parameswaran is specially prepared for … serving as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra…. From age 11 through high school, he was a percussionist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. It was there … that he fell in love with orchestras and the art of conducting…. He … later worked at Curtis [Institute] with famed conducting pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller…. Natives of Southern India, his mother and father … saw to it their son studied piano, and later percussion, with the best…. ‘At this level,’ Parameswaran said, Indian artists are still ‘hard to find.’ But that situation is changing, he said.”

Posted September 19, 2017