Conducting Candidate No. 2

A native of Australia, conductor Ron Spigelman, is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has been the Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and  the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, the San Angelo Symphony, the Texas Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MO) and he is currently Music Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY) and Pops Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. 

He has been a guest conductor for many orchestras in the U.S. including: the Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Virginia and North Carolina Symphonies as well as the Louisiana, Rochester and Naples Philharmonic, and in Australia, the Adelaide, Queensland, The West Australian and Sydney Symphony orchestras, the West Australian Opera and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

The education program Ron helped implement for the Fort Worth Symphony, has been the recipient of numerous NEA and local grants, and gained a state wide and nationwide reputation for its groundbreaking ideas and educational value. A champion of new music he has conducted over 30 world premieres. He was James Conlon’s assistant conductor at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition four times and guest artists he has accompanied include: Horacio Gutierrez, Sharon Isbin, Rachel Barton Pine, Richard Stoltzman and Pops artists including: Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Audra McDonald, Ben Folds, Kenny G, Jason Alexander, Audra McDonald, Asleep at the Wheel and many others.

In 2017 for the centennial season of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta he was the producer and conductor of a CD recording which includes the world premiere recording of Sylvan by Michael Torke which was commissioned for the centennial.

Two career highlights were the world premiere performance of Pegasus by Lowell Liebermann with the Dallas Symphony in 2001 and in in 2004 his Carnegie Hall debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Ron’s principal instrument study was the Trumpet. As a soloist he performed with several British orchestras and at music festivals in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Italy.

Ron lives with his wife Laura who is a member of the Tulsa Symphony (Viola) and with 2 of their combined 6 children.