“One of the most promising figures in the upcoming generation of conductors” (The Seattle Times, February 2009), Rossen Milanov is currently Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. A well-known figure in North America, he has appeared with the National Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Jersey and Seattle. Mr. Milanov’s ongoing relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra has included critically acclaimed performances at The Mann Center, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, and the Kimmel Center. His recent performances of La Bohème, both at The Mann Center and the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, were very enthusiastically received.
In 2010-11, Mr. Milanov makes debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and his European operatic debut conducting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Komische Oper in Berlin. In addition to regular tours in the Far East, Mr. Milanov has also appeared with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, among others.
A committed supporter of young people, Mr. Milanov is also Music Director of the Symphony in C, a leading professional training orchestra in the U.S. Former Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, he is a recipient of the Bulgarian Ministry’s Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Bulgarian Culture.