“Milanov masterfully framed the piece with a traditional sense of pacing, light and shade, tension and release, beginning and end, that drew you so much into this idiosyncratic world that you no longer needed to probe it for logic. It effectively seeped into your consciousness … You couldn’t hope for a more inviting performance.” – David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“As Milanov seems to prove with every concert, to have players for a relatively short time, while keeping an orchestra consistently fine, takes vision and passionate dedication.” - Lew Whittington, The Huffington Post
A quick profile of Rossen Milanov:
- Geographically, he’s covered a lot of ground. In addition to his post as Music Director at the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Milanov also serves as Principle Conductor for the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain and Music Director for Symphony in C out of Collingswood, New Jersey. He was named Bulgaria’s 2005 Musician of the Year and has led a large number of major international orchestras. (See his biography for details.)
- He’s done some neat collaborations with some neat musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, and André Watts. He’s also worked with vocal powerhouses like Nicolai Ghiaurov, Vesselina Kasarova, Angela Meade, Measha Brueggergosman, Anne Schwanewilms and Krassimira Stoyanova. We’d say that’s something to write home about.
- There are many sides to Milanov. He participates in an outreach program each year called “Link Up” that offers more than 15,000 children in grades 3 - 5 the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra, he has collaborated artistically in the ballet and opera worlds, he supports new music, holds a masters in oboe performance and has culinary skills that he often dedicates to charities.
Read more about Rossen Milanov at rossenmilanov.com.
Read the full 2014 Conductor line up here.