Ryan D. Farris is an up-and-coming conductor and performer in the Pacific Northwest community. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington where he is the conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras and assistant conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. Ryan has served as cover conductor for professional orchestras across the country, including the Auburn Symphony in Washington and the Boulder Philharmonic in Colorado. He has also served as an assistant conductor for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and as a sectional conductor for Harmonia Seattle. Ryan was a proud student of the late maestro Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival in Maine for five summers. He has also studied with many notable conductors including Ludovic Morlot, David Rahbee, Gary Lewis, Nicholas Carthy, Donald Schleicher, Kensho Watanabe, Kirk Trevor, and Tiffany Lu.
Ryan has served as principal cellist with the Boulder Opera Company, Seattle Philharmonic Strings, and the University of Washington Symphony. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the South Pudget Sound College Orchestra, and regularly performs in chamber music groups across the region. Before moving to Seattle, he performed regularly with some of Colorado’s best orchestras, including the Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, and Colorado MahlerFest. Ryan also performs on viola da gamba with the UW Baroque Ensemble and traditional Irish fiddle and pennywhistle with the acclaimed Seattle-based Celtic group Cavort.
- Campus Philharmonia - December 2, 2023 - 3:00pm
- UW Symphony and Combined UW Choirs with Garret Dillahunt - June 2, 2023 - 7:30pm
- Baroque Ensemble - May 22, 2023 - 7:30pm
- UW Symphony and Concerto Competition Winners - April 28, 2023 - 7:30pm
- Campus Philharmonia Orchestras - March 4, 2023 - 3:00pm
- UW Symphony with Carrie Shaw, soprano - February 3, 2023 - 7:30pm
- UW Symphony - December 9, 2022 - 7:30pm
- Campus Philharmonia - December 3, 2022 - 3:00pm