Orchestra & Conductors

Vinay Parameswaran

Assistant Conductor

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Vinay Parameswaran, Assistant Conductor

As Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, Vinay Parameswaran works closely with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and conducts the symphony in classical, pops and education and community concerts. During the 2013/14 season, Parameswaran conducted an acclaimed concert with Itzhak Perlman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. He also returned to the Curtis Opera Theater in a production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore. 

During the 2012/13 season, Parameswaran 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.

In the summer of 2012, Parameswaran was one of seven out of more than 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. In May of that year, 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.

As an opera conductor, Parameswaran made his Curtis Opera Theater debut conducting a double-bill of works by Davies and Handel. He served as the assistant conductor of Curtis Opera Theater productions of Les Mamelles de Tirésias, The Cunning Little Vixen and Elegy for Young Lovers.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Parameswaran holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and political science from Brown University, where he graduated with honors. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received a diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller, distinguished conducting pedagogue, as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.


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