Teddy Abrams
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American Conductor Teddy Abrams has been appointed Music Director at the Louisville Symphony Orchestra (Kentucky). Abrams, who will begin a three-year contract in September 2014, studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions.

Teddy Abrams performs as a conductor, clarinetist, and pianist in addition to composing. The 2011-2012 season marked his first year as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, and in 2012 Abrams became the Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. From 2008 to 2011, Abrams held the position of Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony.

Orchestra board president Jim Welch calls Abrams “a young, creative, dynamic, innovative talent who has worked with orchestras not only around the U.S. but around the world” to help bring them closer to their communities.

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