b"ConductorInternationally recognized for his deep musicianship and passionate communication, SAMEER PATEL is one of America's most exciting conductors. In the 2022-23 Season, he makes debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, as well as return appearances with the Florida Orchestra and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.Patel is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the San Diego Youth Symphony. He also served for six seasons as Associate Conductor of the Sun Valley Music Festival and recently concluded an acclaimed tenure as Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony.Recent performances include Puccinis Tosca with Houstons Opera in the Heights, as well as concerts with the orchestras of Toronto, St. Louis, Detroit, New Jersey, Sarasota, Phoenix, Grand Rapids, Sacramento, Naples, and Jacksonville. He has also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Chicago Sinfonietta, and other orchestras here and abroad.Patel has championed music by living composers such as Adam Schoenberg, Anna Clyne, Gabriela Lena Frank, Mason Bates, Ellen Reid, Hannah Lash, Tan Dun, and many others.Patel received recognition from the Solti Foundation U.S. In 2016, he was recognized by Daniele Gatti as a top conductor at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 2013, Kurt Masur, the late Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, recognized Patels talents with a prize from the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Foundation. That same year, Patel was one of only six conductors selected by the League of American Orchestras for the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview.A Michigan native, Patel studied at the University of Michigan and furthered his training with some of the greatest conductors of our time, including Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Gatti, David Zinman, Paavo Jrvi, and the late conductors Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink. Additionally, Patel has assisted and learned from leading conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Robert Spano, Stphane Denve, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.In his spare time, Patel pursues his passions for literature, languages, jazz, traveling, history, and tennis.sameer-patel.com"