Tony Rowe is Music Director of the Vassar Orchestra and Conductor of the Westchester Conservatory Orchestra in New York. He was appointed Assistant Conductor at Cambridge University by Phillip Ledger, and later served as Assistant Conductor of the acclaimed Opera Theater at the Indiana University School of Music. He was awarded First Prize by Libor Pesek at the Liverpool Conducting Competition in 1988 and later that year received the Fulton Memorial Fellowship to study with Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood In 1991, he was a Prizewinner at the prestigious Leeds Conductors’ Competition. Rowe was founder and conductor of the Oxford and Cambridge Chamber Orchestra and later served as Music Director of the Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Theatre Company in New York. In 1992, Tony Rowe was appointed Assistant Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. He has appeared as Guest Conductor with the Minnesota, Louisville, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras, and has worked with such noted conductors as David Zinman, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Gustav Meier, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir David Willcocks and Sir Roger Norrington.