Next Breakfast of Champions Features Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams is shaking things up in the Louisville Arts community – and far beyond.
The dynamic Louisville Orchestra Music Director will share his insights and energy
at the March 9 Breakfast of Champions. Teddy will discuss the evolution of music,
seamlessly incorporating (you guessed it!) MUSIC into his entertaining talk.
You will not want to miss this one!

About Teddy Abrams: An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. This season marks the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival. He also serves as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, which he first conducted in 2011. Teddy recently concluded his appointment as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony.

Abrams will be a guest on the Rusty Satellite Show that debuts March 5.
Abrams will be a guest on the Rusty Satellite Show that debuts March 5.

Abrams studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller and Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions. Abrams is also an award-winning composer and a passionate educator – he has taught at numerous schools throughout the United States. His 2009 Education Concerts with the New World Symphony (featuring the world premiere of one of Abrams’ own orchestral works) were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida.

Abrams performed as a keyboardist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the 2007 Aspen Composition Contest, and was the Assistant Conductor of the YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 2009. He has held residencies at the La Mortella music festival in Ischia, Italy and at the American Academy in Berlin. Teddy was a proud member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for seven seasons, and graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music, having studied piano with Paul Hersh.

U of L’s University Club
When: Monday, March 9 from 7:30-8:30am
$20 cash *NEW PRICE* for a hot buffet breakfast

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