The 2018 Solti Fellow of The Solti Foundation U.S., Roderick Cox is an American conductor now based in Berlin, Germany. He was named the Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Conductor in September 2016, completing the role in 2018, following a year as the ensemble’s Assistant Conductor. Previously, he served for two years as Assistant Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Roderick was recently selected as one of four participants for the highly selective 2018 Daniele Gatti Masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival in 2013, which led to national recognition and a return to the festival as a fellow. He has also held fellowships with the Chicago Sinfonietta as part of the Project Inclusion Program and the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he was a David Effron Conducting Fellow.
During the 17/18 season, Roderick continued as Associate Conductor at the Minnesota Orchestra, where he conducted a second subscription concert week in October 2017. Further highlights of the season included concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony. Debut subscription concerts included the Omaha Symphony Orchestra in February 2018 and will include the Grant Park Festival Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, USA in July 2018, and Orchestra Metropolitan at the prestigious Launaudiere Festival.
Highlights of the 2016-17 season included a subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra, which was met with critical acclaim, and a viral performance video of Tchaikovsky’sSymphony No. 4 that reached over 8 million viewers worldwide- the largest number in the orchestras history. Other debut concerts included The Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (D.C.), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, and the Chineke! Orchestra (London). Roderick also conducted a performance sponsored by Google and the Colour of Music Festival for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C.
Highlights of the 18/19 season will include a subscription concert debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Cameron Carpenter in November 2018 and his Opera debut withHouston Grand Opera in January 2019 in performances of Bizet’s Pêcheurs de Perles.
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News & Updates
Roderick Cox extends Contract with Minnesota Orchestra- May 15, 2017
Music with Minnesotans: Roderick Cox- Steve Staruch, interviewer- March 10, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra's Roderick Cox describes what inspires him- January 20, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra debuts were familiar, outstanding- January 19, 2017
Kare 11 Interview- January 14, 2017
Can the Minnesota Orchestra reach diverse audiences? This man is the key- January 14, 2017