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Tito is internationally recognized as one of the most gifted and versatile conductors on the podium today. He is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony, and previously served as Music Director of the Opéra National de Lorraine and the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy in France. He has appeared with many of the most prominent orchestras in North America, including those of Atlanta, Boston and Cleveland, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C, and also maintains a strong international conducting presence, leading among others the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Sao Paolo State Symphony, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, and Sydney Symphony.
As a proponent of new music Tito champions many composers of our time through expanded programming, commissions, premieres, and recordings. He has conducted important premieres of works by Mauricio Sotelo, Michael Hersch, Kenneth Fuchs, Christopher Cerrone, Adam Schoenberg, and Dai Fujikura.
A native of New York City, Tito began his musical training on the violin, and he had formal conducting training at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen where he studied with David Zinman and Murry Sidlin. He was awarded the 2009 Mendelssohn Scholarship sponsored by Kurt Masur and the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Foundation in Leipzig, and was a prizewinner in the 2010 Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt.