Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the recipient of the 2013 Henry C. Clark Conductor Award, Maestro Ramon Tebar. FGO's Music Director and conductor of the season-opening production of La bohème, Tebar was recently honored by the company's new General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis, when she presented him with the 2013 award during FGO's annual gala on November 17, 2012.
"It is a pleasure to bestow this honor on such a worthy candidate on behalf of Florida Grand Opera," said Danis. "Ramon's exemplary work can be seen not only in his reviews, but in his interactions with the orchestra as well as the chorus and singers. We look forward to continuing to see him blossom as a conductor and an artist at FGO."
Tebar made his first FGO appearance, conducting Lucia di Lammermoor in April 2010. It was such a resounding success that he was invited back that November to conduct the season-opening production of Turandot, the opera that earned him his first Henry C. Clark Conductor Award.
The award honors one FGO conductor each season, who exemplifies all the qualities of an operatic conductor. The Henry C. Clark Conductor Award was established by Virginia Hunt Cark in 1997 to honor the legacy of philanthropy of her late husband, Henry Cauley Clark and his late mother Elise Adams.