Recently praised by the Westdeutsche Zeitung for his “exceptional combination of passion, elegance and well‐timed pacing”, Maestro Darko Butorac is establishing himself as an energetic young conductor in demand with orchestras both in Europe and North America. He currently serves as the Music Director of both the Tallahassee and Missoula Symphony Orchestras.
Following his remarkable debut with the Belgrade Philharmonic in January 2011, Mr. Butorac was immediately invited to conduct the next season’s opening concert. Recent notable performances include collaborations with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss and the Georgische Kammerorchester Ingolstadt (Germany), the Rubinstein Philharmonic of Lodz (Poland), the Tallin Sinfonietta (Estonia), and a debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra in May of 2014.
This season’s highlights include a gala concert with world renowned soprano Renee Fleming, concerts with cellist Colin Carr, a tour with the Tallin Sinfonietta in South America, and performances with Oscar winning actor J.K.Simmons at the Word of South Music and Literary Festival.
Butorac is the Grand Prix laureate of the Fourth International Vakhtang Jordania Conducting Competition. He served as the Director of Orchestras at Northern Arizona University from 2004-2008, and has performed extensively at the Aspen Music Festival, the Brevard Music Center, as well as Indiana University, his alma mater.