Music Director

Finalists for the GSO Music Director Search

After an extensive worldwide search, the GSO has identified five talented and accomplished individuals as finalists for the position of Music Director. Each of this season's five concert weekends will be conducted by one of our finalists. The finalists have already worked with the orchestra to help plan the programs and select the guest soloists. Each will spend over a week meeting the community, rehearsing with the musicians, and ultimately standing before our orchestra and patrons. Greenwich audiences will be treated to wonderful music conducted by some of the orchestra world's most talented professionals.

For a description of our concert programs, bios of our guest soloists, and to learn about our Music Director finalists' impressive backgrounds and accomplishments, click on each concert date in the Concerts menu. To learn more about each conductor, click here   This is a season not to be missed!

Music Director Emeritus, David Gilbert

After an affiliation of 45 years, David Gilbert retired in 2020 as Music Director of the Greenwich Symphony. A conductor known for his impeccable stick technique and interpretive insight into the entire arc of the symphonic repertoire, David made the orchestra the distinctive institution it is today, forging its role in playing large orchestral works often unfamiliar to audiences. His tenure saw the premiere of many compositions and performances by world-renowned soloists on the verge of major careers. David's magnanimity and deep respect for colleagues brought the world’s finest musicians from near and far to play with the GSO year after year. So well loved and esteemed by audiences and musicians alike, David will now be recognized as Music Director Emeritus of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.

Assistant Conductor, Yoon Sang Timothy Cho

Based in New York City, Yoon Sang Timothy Cho currently holds the post of Music Director and Conductor for the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (New Jersey) and Artistic Director for the Amadeo Philharmonic Society. Mr. Cho made his sold-out Carnegie Hall conducting debut at the young age of 25 with the New York Premier of the Opera, Seonbi: The Noble and Wise Man, leading the production to a “tremendous success” (Newdaily) with his “artistry of the highest standard… [and] masterful conducting technique” (Asia Today). Mr. Cho has been invited to work as a guest conductor with orchestras such as K-Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Union City Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Cho also has a big heart for music education as he serves on the faculty of the Children’s Orchestra Society. He also has worked closely with youth orchestras such as California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and New York International Youth Philharmonic.

From Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Cho began his career in San Jose, CA studying with Byung-Woo Kim with several award-winning violin performances with San Jose Young Artist Concerto Competition and California Young Artist Concerto Competition. He has also toured with San Jose Youth Symphony as the concertmaster in various countries in Eastern Europe and South America. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Manhattan School of Music.