American conductor Case Scaglione began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2011, and subsequently made his subscription debut with the Orchestra in November 2012, stepping in for Kurt Masur. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the orchestras of Cleveland, St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, and Jacksonville, and others. In September 2013 he assisted Sir Andrew Davis on R. Strauss’s Elektra at Chicago’s Lyric Opera.
During the 2013–14 season Mr. Scaglione makes debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado and Santa Fe Symphonies, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, in addition to return appearances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Following successful engagements in the summer of 2013 with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, and Shanghai Symphony, Mr. Scaglione returns to China this season to conduct both the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He will also travel to Madrid to conduct Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.
Mr. Scaglione was music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, in addition to founding its 360° Music, an educational outreach program that brought the orchestra to inner-city schools. His programming spanned works from Ligeti to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde — the orchestra’s first staged opera in nearly 60 years — to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony.
In 2011 Mr. Scaglione was the recipient of the Conductor’s Prize from the Solti Foundation U.S. — an honor that has been awarded only three times in the foundation’s history. He was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize and, in 2010, the Aspen Conducting Prize. Mr. Scaglione subsequently served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School, leading a wide range of performances and serving as a cover conductor for all orchestral concerts. He was one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood in 2011, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury.
Mr. Scaglione, a Texas native, received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Gustav Meier.
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