Andreas Delfs

The Rochester Philharmonic has announced the appointment of German conductor Andreas Delfs as its new music director, succeeding Ward Stare. Delfs follows in the footsteps of a long line of music directors including Erich Leinsdorf, David Zinman and Mark Elder.

Born in Flensburg, Germany, in 1959, Delfs attended the Hamburg Conservatory, studying with famed conductor Christoph von Dohnányi. After moving to New York City, he won the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship and completed his Master of Music at Julliard. Delfs is a member of the faculty of the Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Delfs was music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 12 seasons.

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