PSO Conductors

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Manfred Honeck
Music Director

Manfred Honeck was born in Austria and studied music at the Academy of Music in Vienna. An accomplished violinist and violist, Honeck spent more than 10 years as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. It is this experience that heavily influenced his conducting and helped give it a distinctive stamp.

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Andrés Franco
Associate Conductor

Beginning his fourth season as Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Music Director of Tulsa’s Signature Symphony, Andrés Franco continues to delight audiences with his imaginative programming and energetic style. Highlights of the 2018/2019 season include debuts with the Dallas Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and Wheeling Symphony, as well as a return engagement with the Detroit Symphony.

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Earl Lee
Associate Conductor

A newly appointed Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and former Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Earl Lee is a renowned Korean-Canadian performer who creates powerful, emotional experiences for audiences worldwide. Earl’s passion for music is reflected in his diverse career as both a conductor and a cellist, appearing on major concert hall stages across the globe. Highlights from the 2018-2019 season include: leading the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returning engagements with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and debut performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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