Cyrus Ginwala

Richard Festinger

Conductor Cyrus Ginwala has appeared with the Roanoke Symphony, the Boca Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Aspen Concert Orchestra and the Sewanee Summer Festival Orchestra. He has served as visiting faculty at the Peabody Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. Since relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005, he has conducted concerts throughout the region and at San Francisco State, where he is a tenured professor and director of the School of Music.

Music director of the Symphony of the Mountains, a professional orchestra, youth orchestra and symphony chorus, from 1996 to 2005, Ginwala conducted more than 100 works in subscription and pops series, while expanding the orchestra’s concert and education programs. During the same period, Ginwala was resident conductor of the Sewanee Summer Music Center, one of the oldest summer orchestral training programs in America and, from 2002-2004 conductor of the Musica Piccola Summer Orchestra at the North Carolina School for the Arts.