Orchestra & Conductors
San Francisco Bay Area native Vinay Parameswaran is a 2013 graduate of the The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller, distinguished conducting pedagogue, as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.
This season, Parameswaran conducted the Curtis Opera Theater in a production of Donizetti’s L’ elisir d’amore. Last season he conducted Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Curtis Opera Theatre followed by appearances with the Vermont Symphony conducting three double-concertos with distinguished violinists Jamie Laredo and Jennifer Koh. He concluded the season with East Coast tour appearances at the Perelman Theater (Kimmel Center), the Kennedy Center, and Miller Theater also featuring Jamie Laredo and Jennifer Koh as part of the “Curtis On Tour” program.
Summer of 2012 Parameswaran was one of seven out of over 130 applicants to be selected as a participant in the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Workshop’s Conductors Institute, headed by Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier and sponsored by the Conductors Guild. In May, he served as the cover conductor to Robert Spano in the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s tour to Dresden, Germany, as well as the cover conductor to Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony.
Previously, Parameswaran made his Curtis Opera Theater debut conducting a double-bill of works by Davies and Handel. He also led the Curtis Symphony Orchestra twice at Verizon Hall in works by Ludwig, Barber, and Danielpour. Parameswaran served as the assistant conductor of Curtis Opera Theater productions of Les Mamelles de Tirésias, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Elegy For Young Lovers. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2011 with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.
Prior to entering Curtis, Parameswaran majored in music and political science at Brown University, where he graduated with honors in 2009. At Brown, Parameswaran began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He is the only student to win Brown University’s Concerto Competition in two different instruments: piano in 2009 and timpani in 2007.