George Steel, Keynote Speaker at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.
of the most exciting forces on the classical music scene, George Steel
was appointed General Manager and Artistic Director of the New York City Opera
in February 2009. He has been acclaimed as an impresario of opera and
dance and as a conductor of music from the Renaissance to the present day.
He is the founder and conductor of the Vox Vocal Ensemble and the Gotham
City Orchestra. His appearances as a singer, composer, pianist, educator,
and conductor have been televised, recorded, webcast, and broadcast live on
coming to New York City Opera in 2009, Steel ran the Miller Theatre in New York
from 1997–2008, where Time Out New York called him NY's
"impresario of the improbable.” He has made it his mission to reinvent
the concert-going experience, and attracts large, young audiences. Steel
received the ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of
Contemporary Music in 2004-05 and 2001-02.