"The Dynamism, elegance and fluency of Joseph Young, a model of technique and gesture, was contagious to the Symphony Orchestra of Radiotelevisión Española” (Translation from Spanish)
"Joseph Young, current assistant director of the Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta, has left a magnificent impression in the Monumental Theater.” (Translation from Spanish)
"Young helped the musicians maintain a high energy, adding a propulsive undercurrent to even the quietest musical passages."
"Given the great skill he showed in this performance, he should soon be a most sought after conductor.”
"Young shined as a conductor during a sampling of excerpts from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” orchestral suites."
The Solti Foundation U.S has named Joseph a 2015 prize winner for young American conductors
-Solti Foundation U.S
If Saturday’s “Firebird” excerpt and reports from Spoleto are any indication, Young will be one to watch from interpretive perspective beyond the mere mechanics of the job — especially, one might wager, for works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Maestro Young took the bull by the horns, catching every mood and impulse and driving his musicians nearly to their limits, all the while demonstrating his mastery of the complex score. This was orchestral art at its glittering, ebullient best: an event that most of the fortunate audience will never forget.
-Charleston City Paper
Joseph has been named the new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Music Director. Mr. Young will begin his new post on June 1, 2014. He will also assume the role of Music Director of the ASYO in the 2014-15 season.