Roderick Cox

The Solti Foundation U.S. announced today that Roderick Cox, 30, is this year’s winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra since September 2016, Roderick Cox previously served as the ensemble’s Assistant Conductor for a year. Prior to that, he served for two years as Assistant Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.Highlights of Cox’s 2017-18 season included conducting a second subscription concert week with the Minnesota Orchestra, concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony, and making his debut with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.

Upcoming 2018 summer engagements include his debuts with the Grant Park Festival Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and Orchestre Métropolitan at the Launaudière Festival. 2018-19 season highlights will include a subscription concert debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Cameron Carpenter in November 2018, and his Opera debut with Houston Grand Opera in January 2019 in performances of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles.

A native of Macon, Georgia, and a graduate of Northwestern University with a master’s degree in conducting, Roderick Cox is one of four participants selected to participate in the 2018 Daniele Gatti Masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.


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