"Michelle Di Russo...surged onstage with a big smile and red shoes and left no doubt that she knew what she was doing."
- The Dallas Morning News
A graceful yet powerful force on the podium, Argentinian-Italian conductor Michelle Di Russo is known for her compelling interpretations, passionate musicality, and championing of contemporary music. Currently serving as Associate Conductor on her second season with North Carolina Symphony, Di Russo has recently been appointed a Dudamel Fellow with the LA Philharmonic and participated at the Lucerne Festival Academy. This season she will be making her debuts with La Phil, Knoxville Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Salisbury Symphony and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Di Russo is a 23/24 menteé with the Taki Alsop Fellowship, a former conducting fellow of Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion program, The Dallas Opera Hart Institute, as well as a recipient of the Richard S.Weinert award from Concert Artists Guild.