The Conductors

Ludovic Morlot

Music Director

Ludovic Morlot Ludovic Morlot, now in his fourth season as the Seattle Symphony’s Music Director, has established a reputation as one of the leading conductors of his generation. In January 2012, he assumed a second post as Chief Conductor of La Monnaie/De Munt, one of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. More

Thomas Dausgaard

Principal Guest Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard The 2014–2015 season marks the beginning of Thomas Dausgaard’s tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony. He is also Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004 to 2011. More

Jeff Tyzik

Principal Pops Conductor

Jeff Tyzik Jeff Tyzik is recognized as one of America's most innovative pops conductors. Described by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle as “among the best pops conductors in America,” Tyzik is known for his brilliant arrangements, original programming and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. More

Joseph Crnko

Associate Conductor for Choral Activities

Joseph Crnko Joseph Crnko joined the Seattle Symphony as the Associate Conductor for Choral Activities in September 2007. He is in his 30th year as Music Director of the Northwest Choirs, the Northwest’s premier youth choral organization, which includes both the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. More

Stilian Kirov

The Douglas F. King Associate Conductor

Stilian Kirov Stilian Kirov, the Seattle Symphony’s Douglas F. King Associate Conductor, has also served as the orchestra’s Assistant Conductor and Conducting Fellow. Prior to moving to Seattle, Kirov held the titles of Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. More

Gerard Schwarz

Conductor Laureate

Gerard Schwarz After 26 years as the Seattle Symphony Music Director, Gerard Schwarz now serves as the Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate. Under Schwarz's artistic leadership, the Symphony evolved into one of the world's finest orchestras. More