New Assistant Conductor for LA Philharmonic

Janos Gereben on July 29, 2014
Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla
Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla

Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, 28, from Lithuania, has been named Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a two-year term. She is a former Dudamel Fellow and a winner of the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. She is already set to conduct the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 7, in a program of Brahms and Mahler, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall next March in a program to be determined.

As part of her duties, Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla will also serve as the cover conductor for Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and guest conductors throughout the orchestra’s subscription season and on tour. LA Philharmonic President Deborah Borda said of the appointment:

The face of the conducting world is changing and Mirga is of that change. In addition to being tremendously talented, she has a keen intellect and impeccable communication skills. We already consider her part of the LA Phil family and look forward to our continued relationship with her.

Gražinyté-Tyla is also First Kapellmeister of the Bern Opera House, scheduled to conduct productions there of La traviata and The Cunning Little Vixen. For two seasons before, she was conducting opera and concerts at the Theater Heidelberg. During her Dudamel Fellowship in Los Angeles she stepped in on a very short notice for an ailing Ludovic Morlot.