Managing Director Philip Tschopp is known as a champion of new music, collaborator with Northwest composers, and leader of regional instrumental and choral ensembles. As Music Director for City Opera Ballet, Mr. Tschopp spearheaded the return of professional opera and ballet to Bellevue, conducting acclaimed productions of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte, as well as new stagings of Stravinsky’s Firebird, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Adam’s Giselle, and Delibes Coppélia. Regionally, Philip has commissioned and premiered over 30 new works by composers such as Donald Stewart, Karen P. Thomas, Bern Herbolsheimer, Troy Peters, David White, Jon Steinmeier, and William Hawley. An active choral musician, Mr. Tschopp has conducted performances of Requiem settings by Brahms, Mozart, Fauré, and Duruflé, as well as more diverse fare such as Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum. Mr. Tschopp has been a guest artist with notable regional ensembles including the Fisher Ensemble, the Affinity Composer’s Collective, soundX, and the Chelan Bach Festival. In 2015, Mr. Tschopp led the premiere of The Withing Project, Hope Wechkin’s acclaimed Theatrical Oratorio based on the science of human connection. In addition to his work with Pacific MusicWorks, Mr. Tschopp serves on the board of directors for the avant-garde performer’s association SoundX, is Managing Director of Choral Arts Northwest, and is Music Director for Puget Brass, one of the premiere English brass bands in the Northwest.