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Associate Conductor, Utah Symphony / Principal Conductor, Deer Valley® Music Festival

Conner Gray Covington

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Conner Gray Covington begins his third season with the Utah Symphony as Associate Conductor and was recently named Principal Conductor of the Deer Valley® Music Festival, the summer home of the Utah Symphony. This season, he makes his subscription debut with the Utah Symphony and also conducts a gala performance with Joshua Bell. During his tenure in Utah so far, Covington has conducted nearly 200 performances of classical, education, film, pops, and family concerts as well as tours throughout the state. Previously, he was as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he worked closely with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Curtis Opera Theater while also being mentored by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Covington has also worked as a guest conductor with the symphonies of St. Louis, Utah, Virginia, Portland (ME), Monterey (CA), and the Oregon Mozart Players, and in the 2019-2020 season he will make debuts with the North Carolina Symphony and the Reno Chamber Orchestra as well as a return engagement with the Kansas City Symphony. He has served as a cover conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, The Florentine Opera Company (Milwaukee, WI), and the Britt Festival Orchestra (Jacksonville, OR).

Born in Louisiana, Covington grew up in East Tennessee and began playing the violin at age 11. He went on to study violin with Dr. Martha Walvoord and conducting with Dr. Clifton Evans at the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in violin performance. He continued his studies with Neil Varon at the Eastman School of Music where earned a Master of Music in orchestral conducting and was awarded the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize.

Conner Gray Covington comienza su tercera temporada con la Sinfónica de Utah como Director Asociado y recientemente fue nombrado Director Principal del Festival de Música Deer Valley®, la residencia de verano de la Sinfónica de Utah. Esta temporada hace su debut en las presentaciones de abono de la Sinfónica de Utah y también realizará una presentación de gala con Joshua Bell. Hasta el momento durante su residencia en Utah, Covington ha llevado a cabo cerca de 200 presentaciones de conciertos clásicos, educativos, de cine, pop y familiares, así como giras por todo el estado. Anteriormente, fue director becario de Rita E. Hauser en el Curtis Institute of Music de Filadelfia, donde trabajó en estrecha colaboración con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Curtis y el Teatro de la Ópera de Curtis, además de ser asesorado por el director musical de la Orquesta de Filadelfia, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Covington también ha trabajado como director invitado con las sinfónicas de St. Louis, Utah, Virginia, Portland (ME), Monterey (CA) y Oregon Mozart Players, y en la temporada 2019-2020 debutará con la Sinfónica de Carolina del Norte y la Orquesta de Cámara de Reno, y regresará a la Sinfónica de Kansas City. Se ha desempeñado como director para la Orquesta de Filadelfia, la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles, la Sinfónica de Pittsburgh, la Sinfónica de Atlanta, la Sinfónica de Kansas City, la Florentine Opera Company (Milwaukee, WI) y la Orquesta del Festival Britt (Jacksonville, OR).

Nacido en Luisiana, Covington creció en el este de Tennessee y comenzó a tocar el violín a los 11 años. Luego estudió violín con la Dra. Martha Walvoord y dirección de orquesta con el Dr. Clifton Evans en la Universidad de Texas en Arlington, donde se graduó summa cum laude con una licenciatura en violín. Continuó sus estudios con Neil Varon en la Eastman School of Music, donde obtuvo una Maestría en dirección de orquesta y recibió el Premio de Dirección Walter Hagen.

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