The Jacksonville Symphony, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States has this week announced the appointment of Chilean conductor Gonzalo Farias as its new Associate Conductor.
A graduate of the University of Chile, New England Conservatory, University of Illinois and the Peabody Conservatory, where his mentors included Donald Schleicher and Marin Alsop, Gonzalo is a former recipient of a Baltimore Symphony Conducting Fellowship and has served as Assistant Conductor to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
“Gonzalo is a well-rounded artist with a particular penchant for storytelling and engaging people with his excitement for symphonic music ...” Jacksonville Symphony General Manager Roger Wight has said.
“I’m thrilled to have him join our team and look forward to all he will bring to the Jacksonville Symphony and our community,” he has said.
“I very much admire what the Symphony has done for the Jacksonville community, so I can’t wait to call Jacksonville my new home and share my life story with all of you,” the 33-year-old conductor has said.