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Maestro Domenico Boyagian
was appointed Music Director of Suburban Symphony Orchestra in 2018, following the long tenures of Robert C. Weiskopf and Martin Kessler. Maestro  Boyagian, Music Director of the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Opera Theater, has been praised as a “born conductor” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and has dedicated himself to symphonic music and opera. Producing performances of compelling artistry and beauty, Boyagian “appears to be a conductor for whom the music is the sole point of standing before musicians.” (Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer)

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Maestro Boyagian is the proud son of internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera Verdi Baritone, the late Garbis Boyagian, who inspired his son’s innate passion for opera and appreciation for vocal artists. In 2000 Boyagian came to the USA to further his musical studies, after receiving diplomas from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and  Conservatorio “G. B. Martini” in Bologna, Italy; and he holds degrees from  the Cleveland Institute of Music and California State University, Northridge. In recognition of his burgeoning talent, Boyagian was named “one of 10 most successful Italians in the U.S.” by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York City, and is a “Most  Distinguished Artist” Grant Recipient from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland, Ohio.