Euan Shields is a conductor and cellist aspiring to share the joy of music through his work. Euan recently graduated from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where he studied cello with Antonio Lysy and orchestral conducting with Neal Stulberg. Since the fall of 2021, Euan has been studying orchestral conducting with David Robertson at the Juilliard School. Euan has attended conducting masterclasses worldwide, including the Allegra International Summer Academy, International Conducting Seminar Tokyo, and Nordic Masterclass for Conductors, studying with teachers such as Nicolás Pasquet, Douglas Bostock, and Jorma Panula.
In the summer of 2021, Euan participated in the Llíria City of Music International Orchestra Conducting Competition, advancing to the semifinal round which consisted of six conductors out of the 188 candidates. In 2018, Euan served as cover conductor for John Nardolillo in the Prague Summer Nights Festival. Euan made his European conducting debut in the Estates Theater, stepping in on a two-hour notice and conducting Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with the PSNF Orchestra and singers. In summer 2017, Euan participated in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as an apprentice conductor, receiving extensive mentorship from James Ross and conducting in a masterclass led by Marin Alsop.