May 1st, 2019 – “The Butler School is elated to announce that its search for a Music Director of the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra has come to a successful conclusion.
Farkhad Khudyev will be moving to Austin from the California coast, where he has served as Music Director of the Hidden Valley Orchestra Institute and Youth Music Monterey County. In recent years, he has guest conducted many of the world’s distinguished orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, the Danish National Symphony, and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with the London Philharmonic as Assistant Conductor. A recipient of the Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award in 2018, as a violinist and chamber musician he won the gold medal in the Fischoff competition in 2007. His education was at Yale University, Oberlin Conservatory, and Interlochen Arts Academy.” – The Butler School of Music.