Conductor, Cellist

“. . . an outstanding conductor...I find him to have a deep musical mind which is clearly conveyed through his performances . . . I give him my highest recommendation.”
-Seiji Ozawa, Music Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra

“. . .a brilliant conductor . . .an outstandingly high level of musicianship that imbues his conducting style with strength, taste and imagination.”
-John Williams, composer and Conductor Laureate, Boston Pops Orchestra

Since joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section in 1967 at the age of nineteen, Ronald Feldman has received critical acclaim for a wide variety of musical achievements. Increasingly in demand as a conductor, Mr. Feldman was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1989, a position he held through 1993. He continues to conduct Boston Pops concerts on a regular basis. Formerly music director and conductor of the Worcester Symphony Orchestra and of the Boston new music ensemble Extension Works, Mr. Feldman was also music director and conductor for five seasons of the New England Philharmonic. In 1988 he and the New England Philharmonic were awarded the American Symphony Orchestra League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music. Mr. Feldman has been conductor of the Berkshire Symphony since the 1989-90 season. With that ensemble, he received his second ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, for the 1991 season.

Mr. Feldman has appeared as guest conductor with the Rochester Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, the MIT Experimental Studio, the Albany Symphony, the George Enescu Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (recording on CD), and the London Symphony Orchestra (recording on CD). Born in Brooklyn and a graduate of Boston University, Ronald Feldman has taught at Brown University and Brandeis University. He currently teaches at the Tanglewood Music Center, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, and at the Boston Conservatory, where he is conductor of the orchestra and the chairman of the string department.