(he/him) Recognized for his dynamic presence, insightful interpretations, versatility, and commanding technique, Taiwanese-American conductor Jerry Hou was recently appointed Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 2020
Grossman Ensemble, 2020
Grand Teton Music Festival, 2020
In the summer of 2018, Hou lead to much acclaim the opening concerts of the Grand Teton Music Festival, in a program of Copland, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with renowned soloist Daniil Trifonov. Last spring, Hou led performances of a new collaboration between composer Steve Reich and artist Gerhart Richter to commemorate the opening of New York City’s new performing arts space and center for artistic invention, The Shed.
A leading interpreter and conductor of contemporary music, he has collaborated with internationally acclaimed composers such as Steve Reich, John Adams, George Lewis, Bernard Rands, Gyorgy Kurtag, Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin, Brett Dean, Mark Anthony-Turnage, and Peter Eötvös. In addition, he worked closely with the next generation of leading composers including Kate Soper, Anna Clyne, and Andrew Norman. Hou has conducted leading contemporary music ensembles Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Signal, Remix Ensemble, Musiqa, and Alarm Will Sound. He is on the faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.