John Neal Axelrod
BiographyHe currently holds the position of artistic director and conductor of the National Orchestra of the Loire Country (Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire) from Nantes (Nantes) and Angers, France (Angers, France); and since the 2011-2012 season of the year is also the chief conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi (Giuseppe Verdi),also known as `laVerdi`. He also holds the post of musical director gala concert `Hollywood In Vienna`, working with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien), and is the principal guest conductor of the ` Sinfonietta Cracovia`.
Axelrod was born March 28, 1966 in Houston, Texas (Houston, Texas).In five years, the boy learned to play the piano, and at age 16 he became a student of Leonard Bernstein (Leonard Bernstein) during the premiere of his last opera `A Quiet Place` Houston Grand Opera (Houston Grand Opera). In 1984, Axelrod graduated from the St. John School (St.John`s School) and went to Harvard University (Harvard University), where in 1988 received a bachelor`s degree in music. In the summer of 1985, he passed the summer jazz course and continued his studies in jazz piano and improvisation at Berklee College of Music (Berklee College of Music) in Boston (Boston).
After completing the training,Axelrod moved to Los Angeles (Los Angeles), and until 1991 worked in the `Atlantic Records` and ` RCA / BMG Records`. For a time he spent as a manager `Iron John Management`, then founded his own company ` Ivy League Records` and in 1994 became director of the `Wine and Food Center` Robert Mondavi (Robert Mondavi) in Costa Mesa ,California (Costa Mesa, California).
In 1995, he decided to return to music, he studied conducting in Russia (Russia), at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (St. Petersburg Conservatory) Ilya Musin (Ilya Musin).
In 1996, Axelrod founded in Houston `Orchestra X` and became its artistic director and conductor. He also studied at the then music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (Houston Symphony) Christoph Eschenbach (Christoph Eschenbach) and became his assistant in 1999 at the Schleswig - Holstein Music Festival (Schleswig Holstein Music Festival) and Bayreuth (Bayreuth) in 2000 ,while working on the production of ` Parsifal` (Parsifal).
In 2004, in Switzerland (Switzerland), Axelrod became principal conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (Luzerner Sinfonieorchester) and music director of the theater of Lucerne (Luzern Theater),and held there for five years, every summer he performed at the Lucerne Festival (Lucerne Festival).
In April 2009, Axelrod was chosen as the musical director of the National Orchestra of the Loire Country and fully assumed his responsibilities in the 2010-2011 season. In July, 2009-Axelrod first ball was appointed music director of `Hollywood in Vienna Gala Concert`, and his first live performance in this capacity, on 14 October 2009 in Vienna.
As a guest conductor, Axelrod has worked with a variety of the world`s major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic (London Philharmonic),Royal Philharmonic (Royal Philharmonic), Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Royal Scottish National Orchestra), Symphony Orchestra of the North German Radio (Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks), Orchestra dell`Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra),The Philharmonic Orchestra of Oslo (Oslo Philharmonic), Hungarian National Philharmonic (Hungarian National Philharmonic), Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra) in St. Petersburg, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Shanghai Symphony Orchestra), and the symphony orchestras of Kyoto (Kyoto Symphony),Toronto (Toronto Symphony), and many others.
He has a huge number of records, including topped with a variety of prizes and awards. Among the speakers with Axelrod Soloists were celebrities such as Julia Fischer (Julia Fischer), Veronique Jean (Veronique Gens), Martin Grubinger (Martin Grubinger), Thomas Hampson (Tnomas Hampson),Sabine Meyer (Sabine Meyer), Fazil Say (Faz?l Say) and Ramon Vargas (Ramon Vargas).
In 2011, the conductor made his debut at the Salzburg Festival (Salzburg Festival).
Today Axelrod divides her time between Angers and Strasbourg (Strasbourg) on the one hand and on the other Houston. He has a daughter. In addition to music ,Conductor interested in Italian food, wine and travel