The St. Petersburg based Florida Orchestra has named Chelsea Gallo to the position of resident conductor. The new title recognizes Gallo’s exceptional work since joining TFO as assistant conductor one year ago.

Gallo was Principal Guest Conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, a Cover Conductor for the New York Philharmonic, and will be a regular Guest Conductor with Virginia Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a 2022 Award Recipient of the George Solti Foundation USA career fellowship.

Gallo studied conducting in Vienna, and Prague with the late Maksimilijian Cencic and Leos Svarovsky. In Vienna, she studied piano with Giorgi Latsobidze and violin with Barbara Gorzynska. Gallo holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan where she was awarded the Helen Wu Graduate Fellowship in Conducting. At Michigan she studied with conductor and educator Kenneth Kiesler and assisted Martin Katz and Kathleen Kelly on opera productions.

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