Career Assistance Awards

2020 Awardees

Tiffany Chang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting, artist faculty, Oberlin Conservatory and Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music. Read more…


Holly Choe

Music Director, Orchesterverein Wiedikon, Music Director, University of St. Gallen Alumni Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Maurice Cohn

Music Director, New Horizons Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Conner Gray Covington

Associate Conductor, Utah Symphony and Principal Conductor, Deer Valley Music Festival. Read more…


Andrew Crust

Associate Conductor, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Kevin Fitzgerald

Assistant Conductor, Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Solti Conducting Apprentice, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence. Read more…


Keitaro Harada

Music Director, Orchesterverein Wiedikon, Music Director, University of St. Gallen Alumni Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Jonathon Heyward

Chief Conductor Designate, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. Read more…


Joshua Hong

Music Director, Campanile Orchestra. Read more…


Jacob Joyce

Associate Conductor, Indianapolis Symphony. Read more…


Roger Kalia

Music Director, Evansville Symphony Orchestra and Symphony NH; Music Director and co-founder, Lake George Music Festival. Read more…


Matthew Kasper

Resident Conductor, The Phoenix Symphony and Artistic Director, Phoenix Youth Symphony. Read more…


Lee Mills

Associate Conductor, Seattle Symphony. Read more…


Stephen Mulligan

Associate Conductor, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Read more…


Gemma New

Music Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident Conductor, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Principal Guest Conductor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Michael Repper

Music Director, New York Youth Symphony and Northern Neck Orchestra of Virginia. Read more…


Stefano Sarzani

International guest conductor. Musical staff, Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2018. Read more…


Kensho Watanabe

International guest conductor. Read more…

2019 Awardees

Benjamin Manis
Conner Gray Covington
Aram Demirjian
Joshua Hong
Stilian Kirov
Lee Mills
Gemma New
Stephanie Rhodes Russell

Benjamin Manis

Appointed Resident Conductor of the Houston Grand Opera beginning September 2019Read more…


Stephanie Rhodes Russell

International guest conductor. Musical staff, Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2018. Read more…

2018 Awardees

Daniel Black
Roger Kalia
Stilian Kirov
Farkhad Khudyev
Stephen Mulligan
Sameer Patel
Lidiya Yankovskaya
Stefano Sarzani

Daniel Black

AssociateConductor of the Florida Orchestra, 2019-20 season. Read more…


Farkhad Khudyev

Music Director, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Sameer Patel

Associate Conductor of the Sun Valley Music Festival and former Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony. Read more…


Lidiya Yankovskaya

Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater. Read more…

2017 Awardees

Roderick Cox
Conner Gray Covington
Aram Demirjian
Roger Kalia
Stilian Kirov
Lee Mills
Gemma New
Sameer Patel

Roderick Cox

Winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…

2016 Awardees

Christopher Allen
Ankush Kumar Bahl
Daniel Black
Gene Chang
Yaniv Dinur
Joshua Gersen
Keitaro Harada
Stilian Kirov
Michelle Merrill
Lee Mills
Sameer Patel
Stefano Sarzani

Christopher Allen

Winner of the 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…


Ankush Kumar Bahl

Music Director Designate of the Omaha Symphony, summer of 2021. Read more…


Gene Chang

Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2015 to 2019. Read more…


Yaniv Dinur

Winner of the 2019 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…


Joshua Gersen

Former Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Read more…


Michelle Merrill

Music Director of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and former Associate Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Read more…

2015 Awardees

Ankush Kumar Bahl
Daniel Black
Karina Canellakis
Yuga Cohler
Joshua Gersen
Keitaro Harada
Nicolas Hersh
Joseph Young

Kazem Abdullah

Music and Artistic Director of the City of Aachen, Germany from 2012 to 2017. Read more…


Canellakis

Karina Canellakis

Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…


Yuga Cohler

Music director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Nicolas Hersh

Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Joseph Young

Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony. Read more…

2014 Awardees

Yaniv Attar
Conner Gray Covington
Keitaro Harada
Vladimir Kulenovic
Shizuo Z. Kuwahara
Lee Mills
Joseph Young

Yaniv Attar

Music Director, Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and Bellingham Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Vladimir Kulenovic

Winner of the 2015 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.Read more…


Shizuo Z. Kuwahara

Principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, Primorsky Stage. Read more…

2013 Awardees

Ankush Kumar Bahl
Roger Kalia
Vladimir Kulenovic
Christopher James Lees

Christopher James Lees

Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony since 2018. Read more…

2012 Awardees

Yaniv Attar
Nicolas Hersh
Vladimir Kulenovic
Francesco Lecce-Chong
Joshua Weilerstein

Francesco Lecce-Chong

Music Director, Eugene Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony. Read more…


Joshua Weilerstein

Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Read more…

2011 Awardees

Ankush Kumar Bahl
Sean Newhouse
Ward Stare

Sean Newhouse

Former Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Read more…


Ward Stare

Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014. Read more…

2010 Awardees

Kazem Abdullah
Yaniv Attar
Christopher Hill

2009 Awardees

James Feddeck
Kelly Kuo
Case Scaglione

James Feddeck

Winner of the 2013 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…


Kelly Kuo

Artistic Director of Oregon Mozart Players and resident pianist for the Zenith Chamber Music Festival. Read more…


Case Scaglione

Winner of the 2011 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Read more…

2008 Awardees

Sarah Jobin

Sarah Jobin

Artistic Director of the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York. Read more…