Internationally recognized for his energetic presence, imaginative programming, and compelling musicianship, Vinay Parameswaran is one of the most exciting and versatile conductors on the podium today. In the 22/23 season, Parameswaran makes his debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and return appearances with the Nashville Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic.
Parameswaran recently completed five seasons with The Cleveland Orchestra, first as Assistant Conductor then a promotion to Associate Conductor. In this role, he led The Cleveland Orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Music Center, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. He also served as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Recent highlights have included debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony.
Parameswaran came to Cleveland following three seasons as Associate Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. In the summer of 2017, Parameswaran was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Parameswaran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and political science from Brown University, where he graduated with honors. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received an Artist Diploma in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.