L'Orfeo: Surtitle Manager and Operator
Recognized for her musicality, dynamic leadership, and technical precision, Valery Saul is earning new praise as an up-and-coming conductor. She served as the assistant conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra and has covered for both the Oregon Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Valery recently completed her degree in Orchestral Conducting at Peabody Conservatory under the mentorship of Marin Alsop (M.M. 2022).
In the 2021-2022 season, she won 2nd place at the Denver Philharmonic International Conducting Competition with a captivating performance of the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2. Valery was selected to participate in the Domaine Forget Conducting Academy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bramwell Tovey where she was awarded the Excellence Scholarship.
Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include participation in a masterclass at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and Gianadrea Noseda. During the Covid pandemic, Valery was appointed conductor for the OperaBox Company in Vancouver B.C. where she led engaging virtual programs of Puccini’s LA BOHÈME and Handel’s MESSIAH.
Creating engaging and relevant programs is one of Valery’s core musical values. As the assistant conductor for the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra for three seasons in 2017-2019, she put together a program that celebrated the hispanic culture of her community, inviting local artists and curating the repertoire. Valery is also an advocate for spotlighting new music of today’s living composers to be heard in our concert halls.