[ Conductors ]
Known for his bold and passionate leadership, conductor Julian Pellicano is the Resident Conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He recently made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall performing with pianist Boris Berman and members of the Yale Philharmonia. Other recent appearances include his South American debut with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre (Brazil), the premiere of Martin Bresnick’s opera My Friend’s Story, and concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee’s Present Music among others. From 2009 – 2013 Mr. Pellicano served as Music Director of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra (Cambridge, MA). At the Yale School of Music, Pellicano was Assistant Conductor of the Yale Philharmonia, assisting Music Director Shinik Hahm as well as guest conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Helmuth Rilling, Reinbert de Leeuw, and Peter Oundjian.
Recognized for his work with living composers and transparent interpretations of contemporary works, Pellicano has premiered over 40 new pieces and conducts the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble. He has worked in masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Peter Eötvös, Zsolt Nagy, Martyn Brabbins, Carl St. Clair, L’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, the Royal College of Music (Stockholm) and the Yale School of Music where he was awarded the 2008 Presser Music Award and the Philip F. Nelson Award.