Hobart Earle

Conductor

Biography

Born in Venezuela to American parents, Hobart Earle has earned a reputation as a dynamic conductor on several continents. Currently in his nineteenth season as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Earle has elevated the orchestra to a position of international prominence, unprecedented in the history of the organization. In point of fact, the Odessa Philharmonic is the first performing arts organization in the entire country to have had its funding status raised by the government of Ukraine from regional to federal to national, since the independence of Ukraine in 1991.

Hobart Earle has conducted hundreds of concerts with the Odessa Philharmonic to wide acclaim — in the major concert halls of the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia and throughout Ukraine. Highlights of Maestro Earle’s career include performances in the Musikverein (Vienna), the Philharmonie (Cologne), the Beethovenhalle (Bonn), the Barbican Hall (London), the National Auditorium (Madrid), the Liszt Academy (Budapest) the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, and in the United States he has appeared in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Davies Hall in San Francisco and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

His festival credits include appearances at such music festivals as the Bregenz Spring Festival (Austria), the Festival of Perth (Australia), the Lugano Spring Festival (Switzerland), the Chichester Festivities (England), the Nuits Musicales du Suquet in Cannes (France), the Budapest Spring Festival, (Hungary), the Varna Summer Festival (Bulgaria) and the Cultural Capital of Europe 1997 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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“Conductor Hobart Earle secured much of the same integrity of performance from his players in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 … this must go down as one of the best performances of Mahler in Perth.”

The Sunday Times (Perth, Australia)

“Das zweite der beiden Neujahrskonzerte zeigte, dass Earle und sein Orchester dem Wiener Walzer-Idiom hart auf den Fersen sind.”

“The second of the two new year’s concerts showed that Earle and his orchestra have almost perfected the idiom of the Viennese waltz.”

Die Presse (Vienna)

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