American conductor Case Scaglione inspires orchestras and audiences across North America with his natural ease of conducting, musical depth and infectious joy on the podium. In September 2011, Mr. Scaglione began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic and made his subscription debut in November 2012, stepping in for Kurt Masur.
During the 2012/13 season, Mr. Scaglione goes to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to work with Sir Andrew Davis on a production of Strauss’ Elektra before appearing as a guest conductor with orchestras throughout North America including the St. Louis Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and Palm Beach Opera, where he conducts a production of La Traviata. He finishes his season in China, where he will make his Asian debut with the Guangzhou Symphony and China Philharmonic at the personal invitation of Maestro Long Yu. During Summer 2013, Mr. Scaglione will return to the Sinfonia por el Peru and conduct a production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw at the Siena Music Festival in Siena, Italy.
From 2008-2011, Mr. Scaglione was Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles where he was the driving force behind the continued artistic growth and diversification of the organization in addition to founding 360° Music, an educational outreach program which brought the orchestra to inner city schools. His eclectic programming spanned works from Beethoven to Wagner to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony, which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Mr. Scaglione was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen where he won the James Conlon Prize and the esteemed Aspen Conducting Prize, which led to his Cleveland Orchestra debut in July 2010. Following his studies in Aspen, Mr. Scaglione was invited back to serve as assistant conductor of the entire Aspen Music Festival and School, where he conducted a wide range of performances and served as cover conductor for all orchestral performances. A frequent guest assistant and cover conductor with the St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson, he has also assisted at the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Opera, and conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Bramwell Tovey. In Summer 2011, Mr. Scaglione was one of three conducting fellows at Tanglewood chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury. Mr. Scaglione was the recipient of the 2011 Conductor’s Prize, the top award given by the Solti Foundation U.S. – a prestigious honor only awarded three times in the foundation’s history.
A native of Texas, Mr. Scaglione received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute where he studied with Gustav Meier. Mr. Scaglione currently lives in New York City with his wife Toni.