Adrian Slywotzky is proud to be an alumnus of BYSO, and he served as conductor of JRO from 2006 to 2012. Recently he has won prizes in the Atlantic Coast International Conducting Competition (Portugal, 2016) and the Audite International Conducting Competition (Poland, 2017). Adrian holds a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler. At Michigan Adrian was Music Director of the UM Life Sciences Orchestra and conducted the Campus Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Ravel’s L’heure espagnole. He was the founding conductor of the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra, and from 2007 to 2010 Music Director of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra. An avid exponent of contemporary music, he directed the world premiere of Hugo Kauder’s magnum opus, the opera Merlin. As a conductor for Yale’s New Music New Haven concert series, he led performances of music by David Felder, Tom Johnson, David Lang, and Bernard Rands, as well as premieres of numerous works by graduate student composers. Adrian has worked as an educator throughout New England. He conducted the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra for 2008 2010, and was invited to direct the Rhode Island All-State Orchestra in 2013. Adrian holds degrees in conducting, violin performance, and architecture from Yale.