This coming season, the San Luis Obispo Symphony will audition five candidates for the position of music director. Marisa Waddell will speak with each one through May 2017. In this conversation, she chats with Maestro Andrew Sewell about his vision and ideas for the Symphony, and with David Hamilton, the chairman of the search committee.
Andrew Sewell is currently Music Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison. His previous appointments include Music Director with the Wichita Symphony, Mansfield Symphony (OH), and Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony. A native of New Zealand, Maestro Sewell received his music training on the violin, piano and cornet, and began conducting at age 16. Six years later, he made his professional opera debut with the Mercury Opera and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He has guest conducted the Detroit Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Oklahoma Mozart Festival, Monterey Symphony and National Symphony of Mexico. Andrew Sewell holds a Master of Music Degree with Honors in conducting from the University of Michigan.