Conductors

Music Director

Thomas Dausgaard

Harriet Overton Stimson Music Director

Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance. READ MORE >



Associate Conductor

Joseph Crnko

Associate Conductor for Choral Activities

Joseph Crnko was appointed Associate Conductor for Choral Activities for Seattle Symphony in September 2007. Crnko brings a wealth of choral conducting, arranging, recording and education experience to his position.READ MORE >



Associate Conductor

Lee Mills

Douglas F. King Associate Conductor

Lee Mills is internationally recognized as a passionate, multifaceted and energetic conductor. He has led performances with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra that have been hailed as having a “sonority of unequalled liveliness and quality,” working alongside such artists as Simone Porter, Conrad Tao, Eliane Coelho and the Smetana Trio. His conducting engagements outside of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra include the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.READ MORE >



Conducting Fellow

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Conducting Fellow

Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina Gonzalez-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a talented conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music. READ MORE >



Conductor Emeritus

Ludovic Morlot

Judith Fong Conductor Emeritus

Following eight years as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot is now Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. Morlot’s innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space.Under Morlot’s baton, 19 recordings were released under the Seattle Symphony Media label, the orchestra received five Grammy Awards, and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year.READ MORE >

Conductor Laureate

Gerard Schwarz

Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate

After 26 years as the Seattle Symphony Music Director, Gerard Schwarz now serves as the Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate. Under Schwarz's artistic leadership, the Symphony evolved into one of the world's finest orchestras.READ MORE >