“Ballet has taught me that perseverance and grit, not giving up, will take you wherever you want to go. And all of those places you go, those relationships that you make and...
ORIGINAL SC | Conductor Morihiko Nakahara
Since 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic has been performing and promoting high-quality, professional symphonic music for the community. Morihiko Nakahara is known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. He’s the music director and conductor.
A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Morihiko Nakahara fell in love with music at a young age. He moved to the United States while in high school and graduated from Andrews University and the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. Nakahara has won several awards and he is an ambassador for classical music, speaking about a wide range of topics, including arts advocacy, leadership skills, and economic development at local businesses and service organizations.