Music Director Search

Music Director Search Finalists

During the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Masterpiece Series seasons, three findalists in the search for a new music director of New West Symphony will lead the Symphony.

Meet the Finalists

Kynan Johns

Kynan Johns
January 26, 27,28, 2018

Resident Conductor to Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta at the new Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain (2006-2011). Maestro Johns has established an enviable reputation throughout Europe, Australia, Israel and America. Major prize winner in the prestigious Dmitris Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition, finalist in the Maazel/ Vilar International conducting competition and semi-finalist in the 49th Besancon International Conducting competition, Johns has conducted orchestras and opera companies throughout the world. Read More


Tania Miller

Tania Miller
May 12 & 13, 2018

In 2016-2017 Tania Miller will celebrate her fourteenth season as Music Director of the Victoria (BC) Symphony in a position that she has occupied with great distinction and growing acclaim. As the first Canadian woman to be Music Director of a major Canadian symphony orchestra, Tania Miller and the Victoria Symphony celebrated the orchestra's 75th anniversary in 15-16 by touring Canada with performances in Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto. On the podium, Maestra Miller projects authority, dynamism and sheer love of the experience of making music. Read More


Fawzi Haimor

Fawzi Haimor
November 17 & 18, 2018

Fawzi Haimor was born in Chicago in 1983 and was raised in the Middle East and San Francisco Bay area. With a growing diary of international guest engagements, Haimor recently completed his tenure as Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted a variety of concerts including classical, pops and outreach. While in Pittsburgh, he served as a cover to esteemed conductors including Manfred Honeck, Leonard Slatkin, Gianandrea Noseda, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Jan Pascal Tortelier. Read More