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Paul Freeman, conductor
Paul Freeman, conductor

One of America's leading conductors, Maestro Paul Freeman became the Founding Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta in 1987. He was appointed Music Director and chief conductor of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague in January, 1996. From 1979 to 1989, Maestro Freeman served as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada. Prior to that post, he served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic and as Associate Conductor of the Dallas and Detroit Symphonies. He also served for six years as Music Director of the Opera Theater of Rochester, New York.

Maestro Freeman has conducted over 100 orchestras in 28 countries, including the National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Tonkünstler Orchester (Vienna), National Orchestra of Mexico, and Israel Sinfonietta. Dr. Freeman received his Ph.D. from Eastman School of Music and studied on a US Fulbright Grant at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He also studied with the renowned conductor Pierre Monteux and has received numerous awards including a top prize in the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition.

With over 200 recordings to his credit, Maestro Freeman has won widespread acclaim for his interpretations of classical, romantic, and modern repertoire. Recently, he was awarded Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from both Dominican and Loyola Universities in Chicago.

Discography
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration

African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. lll
African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. lll

La vie est une parade
La vie est une parade

Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles
Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles

African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. ll
African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. ll

Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby

African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. l
African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. l

Twentieth Century Oboe Concertos
Twentieth Century Oboe Concertos

Vorisek: Mass in B-Flat, Symphony in D
Vorisek: Mass in B-Flat, Symphony in D

American Flute Concertos
American Flute Concertos

Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2, Other Works
Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2, Other Works

Oboe Concertos of the Classical Era
Oboe Concertos of the Classical Era

Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Ganz and La Montaine
Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Ganz and La Montaine