Ed Gazouleas Named to Prominent Position at Tanglewood Music Center

By David Salazar

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has appointed Ed Gazouleas as the head of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) for the summer of 2023.

Gazouleas is a longtime faculty member of TMC, having worked with the organization for 18 years, and is also a former violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; he is also Provost at the Curtis Institute of Music and has held positions at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, and New England Conservatory.

In his new role, he will work directly with Fellows, faculty, and staff, to organize TMC’s class, coachings, rehearsal, and performance schedules through the summer.

“To me, Tanglewood is a dream of art and nature, so I am thrilled and honored to return to the festival this summer to serve as Interim Director of the Tanglewood Music Center. Every summer fine young musicians arrive seeking instruction and inspiration and I am looking forward to welcoming them once again.  I invite our growing community of friends and patrons alike to come experience these exciting young artists perform an enormous variety of music this summer,” Gazouleas said in an official press statement.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons called Gazouleas “thoughtful, forward-thinking, with an amazing knowledge of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center,” while Boston Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Jeffrey D. Dunn noted that the choice was made due to Gazouleas’ “deep familiarity with the Tanglewood Music Center and Boston Symphony Orchestra.”