Michael Francis

Conductor

Known for maintaining a diverse repertoire, Maestro Michael Francis enjoys great reception throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. As the newly appointed Chief Conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, he brings to NYO Canada diverse experiences with numerous orchestras. Francis has made frequent visits to Miami’s New World Symphony and recently returned to the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. He also works regularly with young musicians in Florida as part of the orchestra’s community engagement initiative. Now entering his fourth season as Music Director of The Florida Orchestra, he has led a transformative community engagement initiative, which has included statewide residencies, programmatic collaborations with local museums, and a hugely expanded lecture series. He is also Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, where he has launched an ambitious multi-year exploration of Mozart’s life.

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