MAESTRO DAVID GRANDIS
AWARDED INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING PRIZE
David Grandis, Virginia Chamber Orchestra Music Director and Director of Orchestras at the College of William and Mary, is one of three prize winners in the twenty-eighth International Conductors Workshop and Competition (ICWC) held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 25th through 27th, 2021.
Fifteen conductors, from China, Colombia, France, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington, conducted the professional ICWC orchestra in works by Barber, Bartok, Copland, Debussy, Mahler and Wagner. Winners were selected based on voting by the faculty and the professional orchestra musicians.
Throughout the workshop, the conductors participated in five rehearsals and a concert, individual coaching and a master class with esteemed ICWC faculty: Adrian Gnam, Director, Distinguished Artist in Residence at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music; Gregory Pritchard, Co-Director and Music Director of the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra; and Philip Greenberg, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Kiev, Ukraine Symphony and former Music Director of the Savannah Symphony.