Joseph Young

Joseph Young, conductor

Performs on Zee Zee Plays Liszt, January 25-26, 2025

Praised for his suavely adventurous programing, Joseph Young is increasingly recognized as “one of the most gifted conductors of his generation.” Joseph is Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony, Artistic Director of Ensembles for the Peabody Conservatory, and Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra–USA at Carnegie Hall.

Joseph made his major American orchestral debut in January 2008 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has since appeared with the San Francisco, Seattle, Charlotte, Berkeley, Saint Louis, Colorado, Charleston, New World, National, North Carolina, Detroit, Fayetteville and Phoenix Symphonies as well as the Buffalo and Savannah Philharmonics, Bamberger Symphoniker, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid), Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) and the Chicago Sinfonietta, among others.

Previously, Joseph served as the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony where he conducted more than 50 concerts per season.  Mr. Young also served as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he was the driving force behind the ensemble’s artistic growth.  Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Joseph is a recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, an award he also won in 2008, and 2014.  In 2013, Joseph was a Semi-finalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one out of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras' prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview.

Joseph completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist's diploma in conducting.  He has been mentored by many world-renowned conductors including Jorma Panula, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop with whom he continues to maintain a close relationship.

Upcoming Concerts

Zee Zee Plays Liszt

Jan. 25 - Jan. 26
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