b'Music DirectorInternationally renowned conductor and Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Edward T. Cone Music Director ROSSEN MILANOV looks forward to collaborating in 2021-22 with established and emerging artists of the orchestral world and helming the PSOs popular June performing arts celebration The Princeton Festival.Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, he has established himself as a conductor with considerable national and international presence. In addition to leading the PSO, Mr. Milanov is the music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and chief conductor of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana. During his eleven-year tenure with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Milanov conducted more than 200 performances. In 2015, he completed a 15-year tenure as music director of the nationally recognized training orchestra Symphony in C in New Jersey and in 2013, a 17-year tenure with the New Symphony Orchestra in his native city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Mr. Milanov has collaborated with Komische Oper Berlin (Shostakovichs Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk), Opera Oviedo with the Spanish premiere of Tchaikovskys Mazzepa and Bartks Bluebeards Castle (awarded best Spanish production for 2015), and Opera Columbus (Verdis La Traviata). He has been seen at New York City Ballet and collaborated with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Benjamin Millepied, and most recently Alexei Ratmansky in the critically acclaimed revival of Swan Lake in Zurich with Zurich Ballet and in Paris with La Scala Ballet.Mr. Milanov is deeply committed to music education, presenting Link Up education projects with Carnegie Hall and the Orchestra of St. Lukes and leading the PSOs annual BRAVO! School Day concerts. He was named Bulgarias Musician of the Year in 2005; he won a 2011 ASCAP award for adventurous programming of contemporary music at the PSO; and he was selected as one of the top 100 most influential people in New Jersey in 2014. In 2017, he was recipient of a Columbus Performing Arts Prize awarded by The Columbus Foundation. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.rossenmilanov.com princetonsymphony.org/ 6/ princetonfestival.org'