Francesco Lecce-Chong

Californian Santa Rosa Symphony announces Francesco Lecce-Chong, 30, as its fifth Music Director, beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Born in San Francisco, Lecce-Chong is a native of Boulder, Colorado, where he began conducting at the age of sixteen. He is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music and Curtis Institute of Music. Lecce-Chong is also Music Director of the Eugene Symphony, in Eugene, Oregon, where he currently resides.

This summer he concludes his position as Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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