Great Performances

  1. Shelton G. Berg

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    Shelton G. “Shelly” Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He is widely acclaimed for his energetic and innovative approaches to performance, composition, and pedagogy. Berg has performed and lectured throughout the world and has numerous arrangements, compositions and texts in publication. Berg was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz…

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  2. Chuck Bergeron

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    Jazz bassist Chuck Bergeron is a full time lecturer in the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he is also the faculty mentor for the Stamps Jazz Quintet. Bergeron teaches jazz history, conducts big bands and small jazz ensembles and is an active clinician at schools throughout the country. He is one of the most active and innovative musicians working in the field of jazz and serves as…

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  3. Isaac Bustos

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    Classical guitarist and educator Isaac Bustos’ performing career has taken him throughout North and Central America and Europe.  He has garnered top prizes in major international competitions, including the Miami International Guitar Competition, JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, Boston GuitarFest Competition and the prestigious Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alhambra in Valencia, Spain.

    Bustos has…

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  4. Margaret Donaghue Flavin

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    Clarinetist Margaret Donaghue Flavin is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She has performed in some of the worlds’ major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, La Scala, and for the Maggio Musicale in Florence. She has appeared at international conferences in Oslo, Norway, Manchester, England, Chicago,…

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  5. Dave Eggar

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    A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three, performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera at age seven, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program.

    Eggar has appeared worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist. A virtuoso of many styles, Eggar has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres…

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  6. 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, Pulse Chamber Music, and is the director of the Frost Chamber Orchestra. He is concertmaster of the Florida Grand…

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  7. 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 from around…

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  8. Frost Wind Ensemble

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    The Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami is an acclaimed ensemble directed by award-winning conductor Gary Green. 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…

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  9. Genova & Dimitrov

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    Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov, one of the most sought-after piano duos worldwide, started their sensational career with winning all major piano duo competitions, including ARD International Music Competition (Munich), Dranoff International 2-Piano Competition (Miami), Tokyo Piano Duo Competition, and Bellini Music Competition (Italy).

    The Genova & Dimitrov Duo have performed internationally with leading orchestras and…

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  10. Gary Green

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    Gary Green, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, teaches conducting and serves as the conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble. He has conducted the Frost Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and has been invited on numerous occasions to conduct at the prestigious College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). He served for many years as the chair of the Frost School’s Department of Instrumental…

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  11. Alicia Hall Moran

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    Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran brings her diverse influences and passions together in a rich artistic brew. Her performance as Bess in Broadway’s 2012 “Best Musical Revival” Tony-winner The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, was critically acclaimed.

    Moran’s performances uphold the traditions of her great, great uncle Hall Johnson, the legendary choral director, composer, and preserver of the Negro Spiritual, as well…

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  12. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI) at the Frost School of Music is a genre-blending ensemble that provides an avenue for aspiring top-level students to learn an expansive array of music in avariety of real-world settings. Mentored by HMI artistic director Terence Blanchard and artistic coordinator and resident conductor Scott Flavin, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra plays a full range of musical genres, from traditional and contemporary…

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  13. Dorothy Hindman

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    Dorothy Hindman is an assistant professor of composition in the Department of Theory and Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Hindman’s work is performed extensively in the U.S., and throughout Eastern and Western Europe. Critics have called her music “intense, gripping, and frenetic,” “sonorous and affirmative,” and “music of terrific romantic gesture.” Awards and recognition include the 2005 Almquist…

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  14. Steve Houghton

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    Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age 20 as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then, he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hooper, Bob Florence, Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Bobby Hutcherson, Pat LaBarbara, Bill Cunliffe, Steve…

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  15. Rene Izquierdo

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    As a concert artist, classical guitarist Rene Izquierdo has performed throughout North America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Asia, and Europe as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra.  He has received critical acclaim from Classical Guitar Magazine and other publications for his performances, and was the winner of numerous competitions, including the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura…

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  16. Vadym Kholodenko

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    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He continues to build a reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative”...

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  17. Michael Ludwig

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    Classical violinist Michael Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. His Grammy-nominated recording of John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto “Red Violin” with the Buffalo Philharmonic hit the Billboard Top 100 within the first week of its release.

    Ludwig began studying with his father Irving, a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has gone on to appear as a soloist with…

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  18. Steven Moore

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    Steven Moore is the associate dean, Undergraduate Studies, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He recently served as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri where he taught conducting, music education, and conducted the Symphonic Band. Moore is a strong advocate for music literacy and has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He has served…

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  19. Marina Radiushina

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    Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Radiushina is described as a “virtuoso” and a “pianist with enormous maturity.”  Winner of the prestigious Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, Radiushina has performed extensively throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Brazil, and the United States.

    Born in Odessa, Radiushina made her debut with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra in 2012…

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  20. Resound Duo

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    Founded in 2012, the Resound Duo combines history’s two oldest instruments to create a standard repertoire for voice and percussion, unashamedly embracing the greatest art from both secular and sacred sources. The duo is committed to commissioning and performing new works as well as writing pieces of their own.  In July 2014, they premiered three pieces as an ensemble-in-residence at the soundSCAPE music festival in Maccagno, Italy.…

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  21. Maria Schneider

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    Maria Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, and she is among the few artists who have received Grammy Awards in both jazz and classical. Her “evocative, majestic, magical, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous” compositions distinctly highlight the unique voices of her 17-member collective, which includes some of the finest jazz musicians today. 

    Schneider and her orchestra’s distinguished recording career have earned…

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  22. Kevin Short

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    Versatile bass-baritone Kevin Short is an associate professor of vocal performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He also thrills audiences around the globe in a wide range of repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, to Verdi’s Attila and Don Carlos, and Bizet’s Carmen. Kevin Short has performed…

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  23. Thomas Sleeper

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    Thomas Sleeper is professor of instrumental performance and program director of orchestral activities at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he also teaches instrumental conducting. He is conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Frost Opera Theater, and music director for the Florida Youth Orchestra. A strong advocate for new music, Sleeper has conducted the premieres of numerous works by composers Henry Brant, Carlos…

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  24. Time for Three

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    Time for Three, the world’s first classically trained garage band, defies classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake, they have played Carnegie Hall, jazz clubs, festivals, NFL games, and the Indy 500.  Tf3’s Three Fervent Travelers on the E1 label debuted in the top 10 on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes, remaining in the top 10…

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  25. Dale Underwood

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    Saxophonist Dale Underwood is a lecturer in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Acclaimed by the Washington Post as “the Heifetz of the alto saxophone,” Dale Underwood is internationally recognized as one of the today’s foremost classical saxophonists and is a sought-after instructor, lecturer and performer. Underwood has toured extensively throughout the world as…

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  26. Dawn Upshaw

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    Singer Dawn Upshaw is known worldwide for powerful performances ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her numerous distinctions include five Grammys, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” prize, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and 2014 Best Classical Vocal Solo Grammy for Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks

    Upshaw began her career by winning the 1984 Young…

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Great Performances