The Director

Music Director and Conductor – László Veres

László VeresLászló Veres, born in Budapest, Hungary, is widely recognized in Tucson as an educator, conductor, and performer. He received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona, and went on to get a Masters in Music from the University of Oregon.
László continued to distinguish himself as the Principle Clarinetist with the Tucson Symphony for sixteen years. He also founded the Philharmonia Orchestra of Tucson, acting as their Music Director/Conductor for several years, in addition to 30 years of teaching as a High School music teacher. Now retired as a music educator, László also Conducts the Tucson Pops Orchestra, and the Foothills Phil.

A few of the awards László has gained over the years include the Excellence-In-Teaching Music Award from the Arizona Music Educators Association, Excellence in Performance and Teaching from the University of Arizona School of Music, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.

Recently, László authored a new book, titled No Regrets: The Autobiography of László Veres. The book chronicles his life, from Nazi-controlled World War II Hungary to his current life in Tucson. An autographed copy of this book will be available for purchase at a discounted price of $15.00 at the Udall Park concerts, starting on May 24th. For more information, please click here.

László’s direction of the Arizona Symphonic Winds has helped to create an outstanding performing ensemble, bringing the gift of music to many audiences throughout Southern Arizona.