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May 31, 2023

The Solti Foundation U.S.

22 Young Conductors selected for distinguished Career Assistance Awards from The Solti Foundation U.S.

Evanston, IL – Providing assistance to young conductors in the early stages of their careers and thereby helping to continue the art form, The Solti Foundation U.S. has selected a record 22 young conductors to receive a 2023 Career Assistance Award (CAA).

January 26, 2022

Cranston Herald

Philharmonic’s Tovey has Covid — former student steps in

Two days before the concert, Nathaniel Efthimiou — former student of Tovey’s at Boston University and current Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony — stepped in to lead the orchestra in a rousing rendition of the popular Beethoven’s Fifth, earning a well-deserved standing ovation at Friday’s Rush Hour concert.

May 10, 2022


Meet the Conductor: Nathaniel Efthimiou

Background: Award-winning conductor Nathaniel Efthimiou is the founding Music Director of Orchestra Contempo, Interim Assistant Conductor of Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. He was recently granted The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award and was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition with the London Symphony Orchestra.

August 19, 2022

The Solti Foundation U.S.

18 Young Conductors selected for distinguished Career Assistance Awards

Evanston, IL – The Solti Foundation U.S. has selected 18 young conductors to be recipients of 2022 Career Assistance Awards. Announced today by Board Chair Penny Van Horn and Elizabeth Buccheri. The 2022 recipients of The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award have experience on both the concert and operatic stages, many both nationally and abroad, and have all demonstrated a community-oriented outlook in their work, whether it be through the education, repertoire, or industry-supportive fronts.

December 20, 2022


Opera Southwest to Host Opera Conducting Program Awardee

Opera Southwest has been selected by the Solti Foundation to host Nathaniel Efthimiou, a recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Foundation’s U.S. Career Assistance Award and 2023 Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency program.

March 22, 2023

Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Eight Semi-finalists announced for the 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition

Organised by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition saw its Round 1 take place successfully on 22 Mar (Wed) at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall... The Competition was pleased to announce on the same day the eight outstanding Candidates who have advanced to Round 2 (Semi-finals), which will take place over two days on 23 & 24 Mar (Thu & Fri).

January 22, 2022

What's Up NewP

Concert Recap: RI Philharmonic presents impressive “Fifth Symphony” with Assistant Conductor Efthimiou at the helm

Friday night, Efthimiou led the Philharmonic through a lively and inspiring performance of Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” along with Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” as part of the Amica Rush Hour Series at The Vets in Providence. It was an inspiring debut for the young conductor, who was greeted warmly by those in attendance.

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