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Roderick Cox

Roderick Cox

photo: Josh Kohanek


Roderick Cox

Winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award by the U.S Solti Foundation, Roderick Cox was named the Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Conductor in September 2016 for a two-year period following a year in which he served as the ensemble’s Assistant Conductor. Before arriving in Minnesota, he served for two years as Assistant Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Roderick 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 their Project Inclusion programme and the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he was a David Effron Conducting Fellow.

Highlights among recent engagements as a guest conductor included a subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra and debut concerts with the Cleveland, Seattle Symphony, Santa Fe and BBC Symphony orchestras as well as at the Lanaudiere Festival with the Orchestre Metropolitan  de Montreal, Grant Park Festival in Chicago and at the Manhattan School of Music conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. 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

In 18/19, Roderick made his debut performance in a subscription concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Cameron Carpenter which led to an immediate re-invitation to conduct the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) in Summer 2019. Roderick also made his Opera debut with Houston Grand Opera in January 2019 in performances of Bizet’s Pêcheurs de Perles and will make further symphonic debuts with Sinfonia Varsovia and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.