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Phoenix Symphony Appoints Alex Amsel as Associate Conductor

Rachel Dahl
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PHOENIX (August 15, 2023) — The Phoenix Symphony announced the appointment of Argentinian-Mexican conductor Alex Amsel as its new Associate Conductor.

Prior to joining the Phoenix Symphony, Amsel was Resident Conductor for the Houston Grand Opera. Amsel spent three successful seasons with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra where he was appointed Assistant Conductor and led the orchestra in a variety of concerts including Symphonic and Education/Outreach concerts. Amsel was also selected for the prestigious Aspen Conducting Academy for the 2020 and 2021 summers and returned during the 2022 summer as faculty and Assistant Conductor.

“The Phoenix Symphony is thrilled to welcome Alex to our Symphony,” said Tito Muñoz, Phoenix Symphony Music Director. “His leadership on the podium along with a commitment to integrating music into the fabric of every community aligns with our values as a Symphony. He is a true emerging talent, celebrated for his passion to advance what classical music can do for audiences of all ages.”

Amsel has performed with orchestras at Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, and Philadelphia International Music Festival. As Assistant Conductor for the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, Amsel led the orchestra in multiple subscription concerts and young artist competition performances. Other recent engagements include Assistant Conductor and Choir Master for the Peabody Conservatory Symphonies, Opera Theatre, and Concert Choirs, as well as Faculty Conductor for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Amsel holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Marin Alsop, and he has worked closely with Cristian Macelaru, Robert Spano, Patrick Summers and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.


About The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and one of the state’s most important cultural assets. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in the fall and spring in Symphony Hall and around the Valley, its world-class musicians are actively engaged in the community thanks to generous foundation, corporation, and individual support. The Symphony is strengthened by collaborating with renowned guest conductors and artists. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide the joy of live music as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge, compassion, and connection. Annually, orchestra members empower more than 120,000 students through education and partnerships and create opportunities for deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals and in hospice.
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