Kellen Gray joins Royal Scottish National Orchestra as assistant conductor

Posted on: May 14, 2021

American conductor KELLEN GRAY has been appointed assistant conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The RSNO Assistant Conductorship is a two-year post and receives support from the Solti Foundation. Since 2018, Gray has served as assistant conductor of South Carolina’s Charleston Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra. At the RSNO, Gray will conduct concerts and play a role in engaging audiences and communities throughout Scotland. He will work with Music Director Thomas Søndergård, Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan, and player-mentors in the orchestra as well as with guest conductors and artists. Gray’s recent and upcoming guest-conducting engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Philharmonic, Northwest Florida Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and an artists’ diploma in orchestral conducting from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Valdosta State University in Georgia.