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Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

  • The City Club of Los Angeles 515 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States (map)

Deborah Borda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, managing the largest symphonic organization in the United States.

Prior to the LA Phil, she was the Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic for a decade, General Manager of the San Francisco Symphony, and President of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.

When Deborah assumed her present duties in 2000, she oversaw the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall and the addition of a new shell to the Hollywood Bowl, the LA Phil's summer home. She spearheaded the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as music director in 2009. That same year, she created the position of conductor laureate for Esa-Pekka Salonen, established a new music fund named in his honor to support the commissioning and performance of new works, and appointed Herbie Hancock as creative chair for jazz..