Chautauqua Institution in western New York State has announced the appointment of ROSSEN MILANOV as music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. The 49-year-old Bulgarian-born conductor will begin his responsibilities immediately in preparation for his inaugural summer of residency in 2015. Milanov holds music directorships at Symphony in C (Camden, N.J.) and the Princeton (N.J.) Symphony Orchestra, and is principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain. He was recently named music director designate of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, where he takes over officially in the 2015-16 season. Milanov previously served as associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He trained in conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where he received the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. Milanov studied oboe and orchestra conducting at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, and holds a master’s degree in oboe performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. 

Posted October 17, 2014