John Axelrod
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Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS)
Principal Guest Conductor Kyoto Symphony Orchestra (from 20/21)
Houston, Texas, USA
Harvard University, Berklee School of Music, St. Petersburg Conservatory, student of L. Bernstein & Chr. Eschenbach
Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadephia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, St. Cecilia, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, etc.
Summer 2009 unique European/North America tour with Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock.
Premieres of works by  Wolfgang Rihm (Sotte Voce II), Kaija Saariaho (Nymphae Reflections), Fazil Say (1001 Nights in a Harem) among others.
Nimbus, Näive, Sony Classical, Genuin, Kairos, Ondine, Marquis Classics
Short Biography
With an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, innovative programming and charismatic performance style, John Axelrod is widely recognized as one of today's leading conductors and is sought after by orchestras throughout the world.

In 2014 Maestro Axelrod became the new Artistic and Musical Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS).  His contract was unanimously extended through the 2019-2020 season. In July 2017, unique in the orchestra's history, he was also appointed the General Director (CEO). Other titles positions include Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe” Verdi (LaVerdi), from 2001-2017 season, Music Director of the l'Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire from 2009-2013, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Theater from 2004-2009, and Music Director of "Hollywood in Vienna" from 2009-2011, with the ORF Vienna Radio Orchestra.

Highlights of Maestro Axelrod’s upcoming engagements include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Prague Radio Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and returns to the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the OSI in Lugano, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, at the Enescu Festival, the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.

Mr. Axelrod graduated in 1988 from Harvard University. Trained personally by Leonard Bernstein in 1982, he also studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Ilya Musin in 1996.

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