CONDUCTOR | EDUCATOR
Argentinian-Mexican conductor Alex Amsel has quickly established himself as a conductor equally at home on the orchestral and operatic podium, and as a music educator for students of all ages. Amsel’s hope is to integrate music into the fabric of every community he works with to reshape how we think about society and our place in it. Amsel is currently a Music Director Finalist for the Elgin Symphony in Illinois. He joins the Houston Grand Opera as Resident Conductor for the 2022-2023 season where he will lead performances of Verdi's La Traviata and premiering Jeremy Howard Beck’s Another City. Amsel spent 3 successful seasons with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra where he was appointed Assistant Conductor by Robert Spano and led the orchestra in a variety of concerts including Symphonic, Chamber and Education/Outreach concerts. Amsel was also selected for the prestigious Aspen Conducting Academy for the 2020 and 2021 summers where he worked closely with Robert Spano. In high demand for summer seasons as both a conductor and educator, 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 Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, studying under the tutelage of Marin Alsop, and has worked closely with Cristian Macelaru, Patrick Summers, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
During his free time, Amsel is a biking, architecture, wine, and Golden Retriever aficionado.
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