Michael Francis has quickly established himself as one of the leading international conductors of today. Appointed Music Director of the Florida Orchestra in the fall of 2014, he is now entering his sixth season with a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. His role in building a wide variety of transformative community engagement initiatives has significantly grown the organization. Since 2014 as Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California with a contract renewal through the summer of 2023, he continues his ambitious multi-year exploration of Mozart’s life. Now in his second season, Francis continues as Chief Conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Previously, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra from 2012-16.
Previous performances include the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Dresden Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NHK Symphony as well as the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.
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