Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Dudley joins Symphony as assistant conductor



By Janelle Gelfand
Enquirer staff writer

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new conductor on its roster. Eric Dudley, 24, who grew up in Connecticut, has been appointed assistant conductor, the orchestra announced Friday.

He succeeds Sarah Ioannides, who announced her resignation in April to pursue her career in Europe.

Dudley earned his graduate degree in conducting from Yale University, where he studied with Lawrence Leighton Smith. During his undergraduate years at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., he earned a composition degree and won the 2001 Louis Lane Prize in composition. He also studied voice, piano, organ and harpsichord.

Besides his duties as assistant conductor, Dudley will become the new conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Dudley joins music director Paavo Jarvi and associate conductor John Morris Russell. He will begin on Aug. 23.




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