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"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.

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Upcoming Schedule

  • Jul 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – Jul 28, 2024, 8:30 PM
    Val de Bagnes, Chem. de Plan Pra, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin Klaus Mäkelä, cello Lahav Shani, piano BEETHOVEN, Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56 BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.3 in E-flat major Op.55 "Eroica" Cover Conductor, Michelle Di Russo
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  • Jul 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – Aug 03, 2024, 8:30 PM
    Val de Bagnes, Chem. de Plan Pra, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra Lahav Shani, Conductor Michael Barenboim, viola Alisa Weilerstein, cello Alexandre Kantorow, piano BRAHMS, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op.83 STRAUSS, Don Quixote Op.35 Cover Conductor, Michelle Di Russo
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  • Aug 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Val de Bagnes, Chem. de Plan Pra, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor David Fray, piano BACH, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor BWV 1052 MAHLER, Symphony No 5 in C-sharp minor Cover Conductor, Michelle Di Russo
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  • Aug 27, 2024, 7:00 AM – Aug 31, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
    In an expanded partnership of Roche with Lucerne Festival and the Lucerne Festival Academy, in 2013 the “Roche Young Commissions” program was created. Every two years this program gives out commissions for new works to two emerging composers.
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