Deborah Borda

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Deborah Borda is the president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association as executive director after serving over eight seasons in the same capacity at the New York Philharmonic.[1]

She graduated from Bennington College with a BA in music in 1971, and from the Royal College of Music. She has previously served as executive director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, president and managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and both general manager and artistic administrator of the San Francisco Symphony.[2]


  • John C. Argue Dickens Medal of Honor.[3]


  1. ^ "Deborah Borda - LA Phil President and Chief Executive Officer". Philpedia. Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-28. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, responsible for the artistic, administrative, and technical operations of the Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl... 
  2. ^ "Drawn to the Music", The New York Times, April 9, 2010
  3. ^ Westphal, Matthew (2007-12-18). "LA Phil Chief Deborah Borda Receives Medal from Univ. of Southern California". Playbill Arts (Playbill, Inc.). Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2014-07-28. The Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California has honored Los Angeles Philharmonic CEO Deborah Borda with the John C. Argue Dickens Medal of Honor. 

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