Vinay Parameswaran is in his third season as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. In this role, he leads the orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. He also serves as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.
In the summer of 2019, Mr. Parameswaran made his classical subscription debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival conducting works by Ives, Bernstein, and Rachmaninoff. He also led The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on an acclaimed European tour that included a performance at the Musikverein in Vienna. Recent guest engagements have included debuts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and Eugene Symphony.
Mr. Parameswaran came to Cleveland following three seasons as associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony (2014–17), where he led more than 150 performances. In the summer of 2017, he was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. During the 2016–17 season, he made his Nashville Symphony subscription debut conducting works by Gabriella Smith, Grieg, and Prokofiev.
In addition to his concert work, Mr. Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater. He is the conductor on the album Two x Four, which features the Curtis 20/21 ensemble alongside violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, in performances of works by J.S. Bach, David Ludwig, Philip Glass, and Anna Clyne.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Vinay Parameswaran holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and political science from Brown University, where he graduated with honors. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.
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