American conductor Lance Friedel is currently enjoying an active career in Europe and the United States. He has won wide critical acclaim for his recordings of music by Carl Nielsen, with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark (MSR Classics MS1150), and by Josef Bohuslav Foerster, with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Naxos 8.557776). He has served as music director of the Providence Chamber Orchestra in Rhode Island and assistant conductor of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, and has also directed numerous orchestras throughout the world. Lance Friedel was awarded first prize at the 2001 Mario Gusella International Conductors Competition in Pescara, Italy. As a result of this prestigious prize, he has been engaged to conduct concerts with orchestras throughout Europe. A graduate of Boston University, he has also studied at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, and the Mannes College of Music in New York. He has attended the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Aspen Music Festival, and Tanglewood. His conducting teachers have included Gustav Meier, Michael Charry, and Georg Tintner.