Elinor Rufeizen is a conductor and clarinetist, recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting, studying with mentors Alan Gilbert and David Robertson. She has made appearances at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Severance Hall and Cité de la Musique. Ms. Rufeizen has worked with musicians such as Emanuel Ax, Daniil Trifonov, Susan Graham, and composers Jörg Widmann, Shulamit Ran, Steven Stucky, Steven Mackey and Andrew Norman. Her 2019/2020 engagements included debuts conducting The Juilliard Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, and St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Elinor was chosen as a 2020 semi-finalist at the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition and was a finalist for a position as assistant conductor for the Dallas and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Rufeizen has served as an assistant conductor for John Adams, Barbara Hannigan and Marin Alsop. She had masterclasses with Gianandrea Noseda, and Matthias Pintscher and was invited to participate at Tanglewood Music Festival. Elinor Rufeizen is a recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship and Charles Schiff Conducting award. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and Cleveland Institute of Music.