German-born Christian Reif is Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previously, he was Conducting Fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami, working closely with Michael Tilson Thomas. In 2018.19, Reif conducts subscription concerts with the SPCO and the San Francisco Symphony and makes debuts with the Omaha Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He returns to the Nürnberger Symphoniker and Berkeley Symphony, leads a production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at Opera San Jose, and conducts a new chamber version of John Adams’s El Niño with the American Modern Opera Company as part the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts series in New York. Reif is a member of Germany’s Conductor’s Forum (Dirigentenforum) and is one of the forum’s 2017.18 and 2018.19 featured “Maestros of Tomorrow”. He completed his Master of Music in Conducting at Julliard and was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2015 and 2016.