Ron Spigelman, Conductor
A native of Australia, conductor Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has been the Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Fort Worth Symphony, Music Director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, San Angelo Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony (MO), and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY). He has also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Fort Worth and Syracuse Symphony.
Guest conducting has included appearances in the 22/23 season with the St. Louis, Baltimore, Utah, Oregon, Kansas City and Columbus Symphony Orchestras as well as the Florida Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic. In past seasons he has conducted the Dallas, North Carolina, Phoenix, and Virginia Symphony orchestras, the Rochester and Naples Philharmonic and many others. He recently made his debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in March 2023. He frequently returns to the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Tulsa Symphony. In 23/24 he will appear in Canada with both the Winnipeg and Vancouver Symphony.
He has conducted Symphonic, Ballet, Opera, Musical Theatre and Pops plus over 30 live to film productions including; Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, E.T, Home Alone, Polar Express, Elf, Nightmare Before Christmas, Psycho and seven of the Harry Potter films. Guest artists he has accompanied include Horacio Gutierrez, Rachel Barton Pine, Richard Stoltzman and Pops artists including Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Ben Folds, Kenny G, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Odom Jr., Gladys Knight, and Arturo Sandoval.
Other career highlights include the world premiere of Pegasus by Lowell Liebermann with the Dallas Symphony in 2001, his Carnegie Hall debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic in 2004, and the world premiere recording of Sylvan by Michael Torke which was commissioned for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s centennial in 2017.
Ron lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Laura, they have a combined 6 children. In addition to his conducting career, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Human Development with a minor in Counseling and Applied Psychology and a minor in Communications at Arizona State University.