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 Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, the San Angelo Symphony and the Texas Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MO) and he is currently Music Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY) and Pops Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
He has conducted many orchestras in the U.S. including The Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Virginia and North Carolina symphonies as well as the Louisiana and Naples philharmonics, and in Australia, the Adelaide, Queensland and Sydney symphony orchestras, the West Australian Opera, and the Australian Youth Orchestra.
The education program Spigelman helped implement for the Fort Worth Symphony, has been the recipient of numerous NEA and local grants and gained a statewide and nationwide reputation for its groundbreaking ideas and educational value. A champion of new music, he has conducted more than 30 world premieres. He was James Conlon’s assistant conductor at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition four times, and guest artists he has accompanied include Horacio Gutierrez, Sharon Isbin, Rachel Barton Pine, Richard Stoltzman, and his pops artist collaborators include Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Audra McDonald, Ben Folds, Kenny G., and many more.
Ron’s principal instrument study was the Trumpet. As a soloist, he performed with several British orchestras and at music festivals in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Italy.
Ron lives with his wife Laura who is a member of the Tulsa Symphony (Viola) and with 2 of their combined 6 children.