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Born in Venezuela of American parents, Hobart Earle has developed a reputation as a dynamic and exciting conductor on several continents. Currently music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, he has elevated the orchestra to a position of international prominence unprecedented in its history. He has led hundreds of concerts with the Odessa Philharmonic—in the major concert halls of the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and throughout Ukraine. In Europe, he has led such orchestras as the Vienna Chamber, the Vienna Tonkünstler, the Noord-Nederlands Orkest, the Bilbao Symphony, the Orchestra della Toscana and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Athens State Symphony, the Kraków Philharmonic, Sinfonia Iuventus in Warsaw and, in the USA, the Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Miami Symphony and the San Diego Chamber Orchestras. In Asia he has been a guest of the Taipei Symphony, Thailand Philharmonic and Southeast Asian Youth Orchestras. In recent years, he has appeared frequently in Russia with, in Moscow, the Russian State Symphony, Novaya Rossiya Symphony and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestras, as well as at the Philharmonic in St Petersburg. And during the 2010–11 season he conducted new productions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Queen and Minkus’s Don Quixote at the Greek National Opera in Athens. In recognition of his work with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle was awarded the titles Distinguished Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, the first foreigner in the history of the country so honoured. In 2003, in conjunction with leading newspapers in Ukraine, the Russian Cosmonaut Association named a star in the Perseus constellation as ‘Hobart Earle’. As founder and music director of the American Music Ensemble Vienna/Ensemble for Viennese Music New York from 1987 to 1991, Hobart Earle premièred many works by living composers in addition to reviving several lesser-known compositions from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. With the American Music Ensemble Vienna, he has made two recordings of American music for Albany, including world première recordings of music by George Whitefield Chadwick, Henry Gilbert and Miguel del Aguila. A student of Ferdinand Leitner in Salzburg and Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood, Hobart Earle studied conducting at the Academy of Music in Vienna; received a performer’s diploma in clarinet from Trinity College of Music, London; and is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where he studied composition with Milton Babbitt, Edward Cone, Paul Lansky and Claudio Spies. In 2007 he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Academy of Music in Odessa.

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