Great Performances

  1. Timo Andres

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    Composer and pianist Timo Andres, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is routinely commissioned by top ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    His recent compositions include a piano concerto for Jonathan Biss and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a string quartet for the Takács Quartet, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series, and…

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  2. Shelton G. Berg

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    Shelton G. “Shelly” Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music and a past president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). In 2000, The Los Angeles Times named him one of three “Educators for the Millennium.” A Steinway piano artist and four-time Grammy nominee,…

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  3. Chuck Bergeron

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    Bassist Chuck Bergeron, M.M. ’93, is assistant professor and program director for jazz pedagogy at the Frost School of Music, where he also heads the jazz bass studio, teaches jazz history, conducts big bands and small jazz ensembles, and serves as the faculty mentor for the Stamps Jazz Quintet. Bergeron is also an active clinician at schools throughout America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Equally versatile on the acoustic and…

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  4. Robert M. Carnochan

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    Robert M. Carnochan is director of wind ensemble activities, conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble, and professor of music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He holds degrees from Towson University (B.S. Music Education), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.M. conducting) and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A. conducting). A Maryland native, Carnochan’s career began as director of bands at Dundalk High School…

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  5. Vicky Chow

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    Described as the “new star of new music” by the Los Angeles Times, pianist Vicky Chow has performed throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Barbican Centre in London, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, and Tongyeong International Music Hall in South Korea. She performs as a soloist, as a guest artist with ICE, the Wet Ink Ensemble, and the Wordless Music Orchestra, and as a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars,…

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  6. Matthew Duvall

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    Matthew Duvall is a co-Artistic Director, founding member, and percussionist of Eighth Blackbird, currently in its 21th season. Championing performing aesthetic redefining the chamber music experience, notable accomplishments include four Grammy awards, the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Musical America Ensemble of the Year 2016, Chamber Music America Visionary Award 2016, competition wins with Concert Artists Guild and…

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  7. Scott Flavin

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    Violinist, composer, arranger and conductor Scott Flavin is a lecturer in the Frost School of Music’s Department of Instrumental Performance and also serves as artistic coordinator and resident conductor for the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. In addition, Flavin is a member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, and Pulse Chamber Music. He is concertmaster of the Florida Grand Opera, and the Miami Bach Society, and founder…

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  8. Ji Hye Jung

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    Called “spectacular” by the Los Angeles Times, percussionist Ji Hye Jung is a rising star in new music. First prize winner of the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, Jung, as a child, concertized extensively throughout her native South Korea, making solo appearances with every major Korean orchestra, and her U.S. debut with the Houston Symphony, Hans Graf conducting.

    Jung has…

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  9. Trudy Kane

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    Trudy Kane, associate professor of flute, joined the faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera. She received both a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School. Kane is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores. She can also be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter…

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  10. Kevin Kenner

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    Winner of the 1990 Chopin Competition in Warsaw as well as bronze medalist at the 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, assistant professor of keyboard performance Kevin Kenner is now recognized as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” (Chicago Tribune) and as “an artist whose intellect, imagination and pianism speak powerfully and eloquently” (The Washington Post). He has established himself as a world-class…

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  11. Ricardo Morales

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    Renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales has performed with classical stars including Christoph Eschenbach, André Watts, Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gil Shaham, and Kathleen Battle. He is principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and was previously principal with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under James Levine. His guest principal appearances include the Chicago Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic…

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  12. Quattrosound

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    Quattrosound is an innovative acoustic-based ensemble that skillfully blurs the lines of music genre boundaries. The four professionally trained members are equally astute at playing a classical piece by Bach as they are at rocking out to Led Zeppelin, or picking up Spain by Chick Corea.
    Giovanna Moraga Clayton, Leah Zeger, Kay-Ta Matsuno, and Jorge Villaneuva play violin, cello, guitar, and an eclectic selection of percussion instruments…

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  13. Robynne Redmon

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    Robynne Redmon is an assistant professor in the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and program director for the Frost School of Music at Salzburg. Critics have hailed her “glorious singing, intense acting, excellent phrasing, ardent tone, splendid shading and solid coloratura and excellent artistic sense” (Das Opernglas). She has the unusual distinction of having achieved operatic success…

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  14. Ian David Rosenbaum

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    Percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has been praised by the New York Times for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances, demonstrating a musical breadth far beyond his years. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition. He joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2012 as only the second…

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  15. Thomas Sleeper

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    Conductor and composer Thomas Sleeper is hailed as “a conductor of persuasive fluency and fiery conviction” by The Miami Herald, and his music has been described as, “hauntingly mysterious,” “richly lyrical,” and “soaring.” An advocate for new music, Sleeper has conducted premieres of works by composers Henry Brant, Carlos Surinach, Robert Xavier Rodríguez, and Roberto Sierra. As guest conductor in the U.S. and abroad, he…

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  16. Svet Stoyanov

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    Svet Stoyanov is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of percussion at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Praised by the New York Times for his “understated but unmistakable virtuosity” and a “winning combination of gentleness and fluidity,” Bulgarian-born Stoyanov is a winner of the 2003 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

    He made his New York City debut at Lincoln…

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  17. Aaron Tindall

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    Aaron Tindall is assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. His solo playing is described as “remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy,” his orchestral playing praised as “a rock-solid foundation.” With his soothing tone and excellent control of flexibility and articulation, he is a prizewinner of many international solo and chamber music competitions and was a two-time…

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  18. Chee Weng Yim

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    Chee Weng Yim is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in instrumental conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he studies under Robert M. Carnochan. A native of Singapore, Yim earned an M.M. in instrumental conducting from Georgia State University where he studied with Robert J. Ambrose.

    Yim has worked with prominent conductors both at home and in the United States, including Frank Battisti, Larry…

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  19. Frost Flute Ensemble

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    The Frost Flute Ensemble is made up of all flute performance majors at the Frost School of Music, ranging from freshmen to graduate students. The ensemble has performed multiple times at the Florida Flute Convention, as well as the National Flute Convention. Their performances this year include the New York Flute Fair, the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, and Festival Miami. Their repertoire encompasses works from all periods and especially works…

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  20. Frost Symphony Orchestra

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    The Frost Symphony Orchestra (FSO), under the direction of Thomas Sleeper, maintains an international reputation by performing the standard orchestral literature and expanding the repertoire with new works, commissions, and recordings. The orchestra maintains an active performance schedule, on campus and beyond.

    The Frost Symphony Orchestra has the distinction of performing with some of the most celebrated conductors and soloists…

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  21. Frost Wind Ensemble

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    The Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami is an acclaimed ensemble directed by conductor Robert Carnochan. It actively commissions and performs new music at concerts, conferences and festivals. South Florida Classical Review describes the Frost Wind Ensemble as “dazzling” and the New York Philharmonic’s principal trombonist Joseph Alessi commends their “unmatched wind ensemble playing.”

    The Frost Wind Ensemble is…

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  22. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI Orchestra) at the Frost School of Music is a genre-blending ensemble where aspiring elite students learn an array of music in real-world settings. Mentored by HMI Orchestra’s artistic director James Newton Howard and resident conductor Scott Flavin, the orchestra plays traditional and contemporary classical music, pop, jazz, rock, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Asian, and more.
    Guest artists…

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Great Performances