An artist of impeccable musical credentials, Joshua Gersen is widely respected as an engaging and inspiring conductor, able to communicate effortlessly with both young and established orchestras internationally. A native of the New York area, he recently concluded his tenure as the Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic.
A respected composer as well as conductor, he is a champion of contemporary music and was Principal Conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013, where he led numerous performances by celebrated American composers such as Lou Harrison and John Luther Adams. He also remains passionate about the core classical repertoire, in particular the German and Russian masters, as well as the classic American composers, including Copland, Gershwin, Barber and Bernstein.
Joshua has enjoyed a very successful relationship with the New World Symphony and since his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony has been invited back numerous times to conduct a variety of concerts. In the autumn of 2021 he will conduct Britten's Turn of the Screw for IlluminArts in Miami in October and returns to the North Carolina Symphony in November. He will next conduct the San Francisco Symphony in December 2021.