Praised by the Westdeutsche Zeitung for his “exceptional combination of passion, elegance and well‐timed pacing”, Maestro Darko Butorac has established himself as an exciting conductor in demand with orchestras both in Europe and the Americas. 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 the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Butorac has appeared at prestigious venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Gran Teatro Nacional of LIma, Belgrade’s Kolarac Hall, Teatro Magnani in Italy, as well as at the Tartu, Aspen and Brevard summer music festivals. He has collaborated with soloists such as soprano Renee Fleming, cellist Colin Carr, violinist Lara St. John, and Oscar-winning actor J.K.Simmons.
Butorac is the Grand Prix laureate of the Fourth International Vakhtang Jordania Conducting Competition, which lead to engagements with orchestras across four continents. He has also appeared at the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview hosted by the League of American Orchestras and the Jacksonville Symphony.
Butorac is also an avid traveler, having visited more than sixty countries, and is passionate about discovering the world and bringing people together through the beauty of music.