"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 will be making her debut with Portland Symphony (ME) and Vermont Symphony this season. Other engagements include covering for St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. She is 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.