Guest Conductor SeriesAMICCO is excited to be reviewing guest conductors during our 2018-19 season. All candidates arrive highly recommended and we look forward to their visits to our community.
Daniel HoffmanDaniel Hoffman, Chorus Master and Bass, is an honors graduate of the world-renowned Indiana University School of Music, where he studied choral conducting and had the opportunity to garner experience with such luminaries as Robert Shaw, Leonard Bernstein and Julius Rudel. Dan has worked with various symphonic and chamber choirs and has directed music programs for churches. In addition, Dan has been the music director, stage director and/or choreographer for many stage productions. He is also a composer and music arranger, with works including a full-length Broadway-style musical. Dan is also an accomplished bass-baritone and has performed with such opera companies as Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Nashville Opera and the Tennessee Opera Theater. Currently, Dan is the Assistant Director of Music for The First United Methodist Church in Sarasota and a Choral Artist with Gloria Musicae. In addition to his music, Dan is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and a member of The Florida Bar.
Guerguan TsenovBulgarian-born conductor Guerguan Tsenov is the founder and the music director of Tsenov Chamber Ensemble in New York. Prior to his current position, he has served as the principal conductor of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York and as the resident conductor of the NYU Symphony Orchestra. In the United States, Tsenov has recently performed with the Orlando Philharmonic, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Bach Ensemble and Hofstra Chamber Orchestra. In Bulgaria, Tsenov has led all the major orchestras including Sofia Philharmonic, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and New Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, Tsenov gave the world premiere of Symphony No. 7 by legendary composer Vassil Kazandjiev. In 2016 Mr. Tsenov gave the world premiere of his Symphony No. 6 with the New Symphony Orchestra, as both works were dedicated to Tsenov. Tsenov received his conducting training at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. He is a recipient of the Award of the International Academy of Arts as well as the Award of the Open Society Foundation for his musical achievements.
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, Conductor, holds advanced degrees in conducting and violin performance from the Kishinev and Moscow Conservatories in the former Soviet Union.
Before emigrating to the United States, Maestro Gershfeld served as conductor of the Moldavian Chamber and Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Bolshoi Theater, guest conducted throughout Russia and made numerous concert appearances as violin soloist. Maestro is tenured Professor of Conducting and Director of the Orchestras at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.
Maestro Gershfeld is in increasing demand as a conductor on both coasts of Florida. Recently, he conducted 180 musicians in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at a major concert in Miami.