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Conductor Alhadef 2016

Brian Asher Alhadeff

Lompoc Pops Orchestra
Artistic Director / Conductor

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BRIAN ASHER ALHADEFF is an internationally recognized opera, ballet, and symphonic conductor. In the Czech Republic, he was Artistic Director and founder of the Hradec Kralove International Summer Opera Festival that partnered with the Eastern Bohemian Philharmonic and the Czech State Opera and Ballet. In 2010, Alhadeff guest conducted the Albanian National Radio and Television Orchestra in a nation-wide broadcast that included the Albanian premiere of American composer Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 The Romantic.

In addition to his work with Opera San Luis Obispo, Alhadeff is Principal Conductor for Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo, and State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara.

Alhadeff was Associate Conductor of the Beverly Hills Symphony in addition to Principal Conductor for Ballet Tucson and BRAVA Ballet Arts of Riverside California. Guest conducting highlights include Tulsa Ballet, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Karlove Vary Sinfonie, San Luis Obispo Symphony, UCLA Opera Program, South Florida Opera Company, Eastern Sierra Symphony, Bourgas State Opera, Rio Hondo Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, California State University Los Angeles Opera Theater, California Polytechnic State University Opera Theater Workshop, and Grand Valley State University (MI) Opera, Ballet and Musical Theater. Alhadeff is in demand as a pianist, lecturer and arts presenter throughout the United States and abroad. He has served on the vocal and conducting faculty for Symphonic Workshops LTD International Opera Workshops, and as a university professor, he has guest lectured at numerous colleges and universities as well as served on the faculties of La Sierra University (CA), and Grand Valley State University (MI). He focuses on inspiring all ages and backgrounds through an original, dynamic style of performance education that combines live lectures with seamlessly integrated video projection of a variety of multimedia.

Alhadeff studied conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD, and the Janáček Academy in Brno, Czech Republic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), a Masters of Music from California State University of Los Angeles, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Off the stage, Brian enjoys tennis, mountain biking, gardening, and celebrating the amazing wines of the Central Coast. He and his wife Luana live in Atascadero with their feisty miniature poodle Pasha.