Great Performances

  1. S. Mark Aliapoulios

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    S. Mark Aliapoulios is visiting professor of voice at the Frost School of Music and artistic director of The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches. For a number of years, he served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University. A baritone, Aliapoulios has appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Portland Symphony, the…

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  2. Glenn Basham

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    Glenn Basham (violin) is a professor of instrumental performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He has been a member of the Frost artist faculty since 1992 and the concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. He is also the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music. Glenn Basham has a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and…

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  3. Mason Bates

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    The music of Mason Bates fuses innovative orchestral writing, the rhythms of electronica and techno, and imaginative narrative forms brought to life by cutting edge sound design.  A composer of symphonic music who often includes live electronica in his orchestral music, he has become known as an artist who moves fluidly between those two worlds — performing on electronic drumpad and laptop, for example, under Maestro Michael Tilson…

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  4. Gabriel Beavers

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    Gabriel Beavers is the newly appointed associate professor of bassoon in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Prior to joining the faculty at Frost, he served on the faculty of Louisiana State University School of Music for six years. Formerly a fellow with the New World Symphony, he has also served as principal bassoon with the Virginia Symphony, acting principal bassoon with the Malaysian…

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  5. Joshua Bell

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    Violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking playing and tone of rare beauty.  Performing on his legendary 1713 Gibson ex Huberman Stradivarius violin, Bell’s recognition includes multiple GRAMMYs, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year.

    Bell made his orchestral debut at age 14 with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Appearances last…

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  6. Sharon Bezaly

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    Described by The Times (UK) as ‘God’s gift to the flute’, Sharon Bezaly was chosen as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ by the prestigious Klassik Echo in Germany in 2002 and as ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Cannes Classical Awards in 2003. Hailed as a flautist ‘virtually without peer in the world today’ on ClassicsToday.com, Sharon Bezaly has inspired renowned composers as diverse as Sofia Gubaidulina…

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  7. Tony Boutté

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    Tony Boutté (tenor) is assistant professor of vocal performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Boutté graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in voice and tuba; earned a Master’s Degree and Performance Certificate from Eastman School of Music; then studied in England at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. He recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree…

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  8. Amy Burton

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    Amy Burton is one of New York’s most notable singers, at the Metropolitan Opera from 1993 to the present, and as one of New York City Opera’s leading sopranos in over a dozen productions.  From her New York debut recital at the 92nd Street Y in 1997 to her appearance with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center this season, Burton is a vital part of New York’s cultural scene, performing with Mostly Mozart Festival, The…

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  9. 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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  10. Elizabeth Caballero

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    Cuban American soprano Elizabeth Caballero has been heard in many theaters throughout North America including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City and many others. Her performance as Musetta in La Boheme at the New York City Opera was praised by the New York Times as “the evening’s most show-stopping performance offering a thrilling balance of pearly tone, exacting technique and brazen physicality.” …

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  11. Juan Chattah

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    Juan Chattah is assistant professor of theory and composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He holds a M.M. and a Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from Florida State University, a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Utrecht Conservatorium (The Netherlands), and a Certificate of Music Education from the Conservatorio de Musica in Cordoba (Argentina). As theorist, his primary research interest concerns the application…

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  12. Huifang Chen

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    Conductor Huifang Chen enjoys a dual career as a performer and an educator.  In addition to being the Music Director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, she is a frequent guest conductor for Alhambra Orchestra and Broward Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Chen was the interim Director of Orchestra at the Florida International University from 2009-2010, and has led orchestras in major venues including Carnegie Hall.

    As violinist,…

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  13. Michael Colgrass

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    Composer Michael Colgrass began his musical career in Chicago, where his first professional experiences were as a jazz drummer. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1954 with a degree in performance and composition. He also trained with Darius Milhaud at the Aspen Festival and Lukas Foss at Tanglewood.

    He began his professional composing career in New York City, where he also worked as a free-lance percussionist for the…

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  14. Timothy Conner

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    Timothy Conner (trombone)  is a lecturer in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Tim Conner held the position of principal trombone with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra for 18 years. During his orchestral career he performed with the Spoleto, Chautauqua, Heidelberg, and Bedford Springs Festival orchestras, the National Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.…

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  15. Frank Cooper

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    Frank Cooper is research professor emeritus in the Department of Musicology at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he lectured and taught harpsichord for 30 years. He retired in May 2013. Truly a Renaissance scholar, he has devoted his life to studying the arts while simultaneously pursuing careers as a teacher, writer, lecturer and performer. An expert on keyboard performance practices, he recently performed the Bach Double…

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  16. Michael Daugherty

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    Michael Daugherty is one of the ten most performed living American composers.  He first came to attention in 1994 when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed his Metropolis Symphony at Carnegie Hall.  In 2011, the Nashville Symphony’s recording of his Metropolis Symphony and Deus ex Machina won three Grammy Awards, including Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

    Daugherty’s awards include…

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  17. 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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  18. Paul Dooley

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    Composer Paul Dooley’s music embraces a cross-cultural range of contemporary music, dance, art, technology and the interactions between the human and natural worlds.  He has composed for solo instrument, orchestra, band, electronics, and chamber ensemble. 

    Recognition for Dooley’s music includes a 2010 BMI composer award, a 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a fellowship to the 2008 Aspen Music Festival Composition…

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  19. Judy Drucker

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    Judith Drucker is internationally beloved for making the Concert Association of Florida one of the world’s most formidable artistic presenting organizations in Florida since 1967. Thereafter, she formed the Great Artists Series. Drucker has presented the world’s most eminent classical musicians in South Florida, including: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Zubin Mehta, Beverly Sills, Cecilia Bartoli,…

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  20. 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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  21. Deborah Fleisher

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    Deborah Fleisher (harp) is on the faculty of the Frost School of Music as lecturer in the Department of Instrumental Performance. Deborah began harp studies with her grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, at age seven. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Marilyn Costello and received an Artists Diploma from the Peabody Institute as a student of Ruth Inglefield. Deborah also worked with Alice Chalifoux and Gloria…

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  22. Leon Fleisher

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    At 83 years young, 2012 Stamps Distinguished Visitor Leon Fleisher continues to thrive as a conductor and pianist.  The youngest-ever student of Artur Schnabel, Fleisher debuted with the New York Philharmonic in 1944.  In 1952, he became the first American to win the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium competition, establishing him as one of the world’s premier classical pianists.
    At age 36, a neurological affliction left two…

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  23. Rachelle Fleming

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    With a “glorious, rich voice and a timbre that goes directly to the heart,” Rachelle Fleming has touched audiences in a wide variety of music styles ranging from cabaret to classical.

    This versatile vocalist and actress has collaborated with acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch for “Classical Action,” a New York-based non-profit devoted to AIDS awareness, as well as for her demo recording, which includes the standards…

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  24. J.B. Floyd

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    J.B. Floyd is professor emeritus of keyboard performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he served as department chair for many years. JB Floyd’s musical interests are diverse. As a pianist, composer, and improviser, his music making includes classical piano recitals and solo appearances with orchestra; new music performances as a soloist and collaborator; and jazz concerts. His compositions include solo piano pieces,…

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  25. 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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  26. Marjorie Gould Hahn

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    Marjorie Gould Hahn is in her 40th year as conductor and teacher of the South Florida Youth Symphony organization.  She became the Executive Director ten years ago, has guided the organization to a superb level of programming, teaching, touring and ensemble development. In addition to holding the podium for the youth symphony, she has secured and appointed a musical staff dedicated to the development of South Florida’s young talent. …

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Ross Harbaugh

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    Ross Harbaugh (violoncello) is professor of instrumental performance and program director, Strings, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where, in addition to teaching cello, he is the faculty mentor for the undergraduate Stamps String Quartet and works with graduate string quartets. Ross Harbaugh is cellist of the well-known American Bergonzi String Quartet.  His distinguished teachers include Janos Starker, Leonard Rose,…

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  30. Karen Henson

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    Karen Henson is associate professor of Musicology at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century opera, singers and opera performance, and opera and technology. Professor Henson trained at the University of Oxford and in Paris, and her work has been supported by fellowships and awards from The British Academy, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard…

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  31. Jennifer Higdon

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    Composer Jennifer Higdon, a major figure in contemporary classical music, is one of America’s most frequently performed composers. Her works represent a range of genres, including orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and wind ensemble music.

    Higdon received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto.  She has also received awards from the Serge Koussevitzky Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy…

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  32. Dorothy Hindman

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    Dorothy Hindman is an associate 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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  33. 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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  34. Claire Huangci

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    Claire Huangci won both the International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany in October 2009 and the National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States in March 2010 for her distinguished Chopin interpretations.

    Born in Rochester, New York, Claire has played the piano since she was seven years old. Now 20, she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with G. Graffmann and E. Sokoloff and is continuing her music education…

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  35. Delma Iles

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    Delma Iles holds an M.F.A. Degree in Dance from New York University and a B.A. in Teaching of Dance from Virginia Intermont College. She has danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Atlanta Ballet. In New York she worked with Rachel Lampert and Dancers and Stuart Hodes as well as choreographer Steve Goldbas and theatre director Mark Roth.

    In Miami, Iles has been a soloist with Fusion Dance Company and Guest…

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  36. Imani Winds

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    More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers…

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  37. 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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  38. Thomas Jaber

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    Thomas Jaber is Professor of Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and Music Director of the Rice University Chorale. For the past 24 years, he has coached singers, collaborated as pianist, organist and harpsichordist in countless recitals with both faculty and students, conducted chorus and orchestra concerts, and several operatic productions at Rice University and around the country. In 2007, Jaber was guest conductor…

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  39. Alan Johnson

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    Alan Johnson is associate professor of vocal performance, and program director of the Frost Opera Theater at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and is the recipient of the 2012 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Johnson has led numerous opera, music theater, concert, and dance works by today’s most innovative composers, including Nicholas Brooke, Douglas Cuomo, Tina Davidson, Anthony Davis, Phillip…

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  40. Dennis Kam

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    Dennis Kam is professor emeritus in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he served previously as department chair for several decades.  He retired in May 2013. While at Frost, he also conducted the Other Music Ensemble (for the performance of new music). He is currently composer-in-residence for the South Florida Youth Symphony. Recent recordings of Professor Kam’s…

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  41. Gary Keller

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    Gary Keller (jazz saxophone) is professor of professional practice in the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. A versatile saxophonist, Gary Keller has toured with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd and performed and/or recorded with such prominent jazz artists as Kenny Werner, Billy Hart, Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Ira Sullivan, and the late Jaco Pastorius. In the classical realm, Keller…

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  42. Karen Kennedy

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    Karen Kennedy is associate professor and director of choral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she conducts the Frost Chorale and other choral ensembles. She is also artistic director of the Master Chorale of South Florida. She previously held the positions of chorus director for the Honolulu Symphony, director of choral activities at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, and director of choral activities at Towson…

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  43. 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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  44. Lynn Klock

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    Lynn Klock is in demand as a saxophone soloist and Selmer clinician throughout the United States and abroad.  He has performed as a featured artist in Great Britain, Canada, and the British and American Virgin Islands and has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital Series in Warsaw, Poland.  His Carnegie Hall debut received great acclaim from Peter G. Davis of the New York…

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  45. Colby Leider

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    Colby Leider is associate professor and program director of the Music Engineering Technology Program (MuE), in the Department of Music Business & Entertainment Industries at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is associate editor of Computer Music Journal and works as a consultant in patent-infringement cases involving audio and new media technologies. He holds degrees from Princeton, Dartmouth, and the University…

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  46. Cecile Licad

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    Called “a pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, Cecile Licad has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Honolulu, Nashville, Virginia and Tucson, and at many festivals, including Santa Fe, La Jolla and Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea. She has appeared under Claudio Abbado, Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Gerard Schwarz,…

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  47. Sandra Lopez

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    Soprano Sandra Lopez, a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, has received accolades from vocal competitions such as Palm Beach Opera Competition, the McAllister Awards, and George London Foundation.  In 1998 she was the Grand Prize winner in the College Division of the Florida Grand Opera Competition. Lopez appeared at the Metropolitan Opera…

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  48. Jerome Lowenthal

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    Jerome Lowenthal continues to fascinate audiences, who find in his playing a youthful intensity and an eloquence born of life-experience. He is a virtuoso of the fingers and the emotions.

    Lowenthal studied in his native Philadelphia with Olga Samaroff-Stokowski, in New York with William Kapell and Edward Steuermann, and in Paris with Alfred Cortot, meanwhile traveling annually to Los Angeles for coaching with Arthur Rubinstein. After…

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  49. 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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  50. Luciano Magnanini

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    Professor Emeritus Luciano Magnanini (bassoon) began his musical studies in Italy at the Conservatory Nicolo Paganini in Genoa and continued his musical training in the city of Milan. Magnanini’s recordings include: Twentieth-Century Music for Bassoon and Piano, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Elliot and A Tour d’Anches. French Music for Winds, Altarus Records, Inc., and Gordon Jacob. Concerto for Bassoon, Albany…

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  51. Manhattan Piano Trio

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    Hailed by critics as “a grand departure from the usual” (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in America. Now celebrating its 10th season, Manhattan Piano Trio is among the busiest groups in the classical music scene, having performed hundreds of concerts for enthusiastic audiences in almost 40 states, and in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall,…

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  52. Ana María Martínez

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    Grammy Award winning soprano Ana María Martínez‘s career spans the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Martínez has sung every major lyric role, including: Mimi in La Boheme; Violetta in La Traviata; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni; and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at such venerable houses as: the Metropolitan Opera; Teatro alla Scala; the Vienna Staatsoper; the Royal Opera House Covent…

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  53. Charles Mason

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    Charles Mason, composer, is professor of music and chair of the Department of Theory and Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He has received many awards for his compositions including the American Composers Orchestra “Playing it Unsafe” prize, the 2005 Rome Prize, the Premi Internacional de Composició Musical Ciutat de Tarragona Orchestra Music prize, and a National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Award.…

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  54. Pamela McConnell

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    Pamela McConnell (viola) is professor of instrumental performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where she is also coordinator of string chamber music and artistic director of the Frost Chamber Players. McConnell is highly regarded as a concert violist, adjudicator and master teacher. Her recent string quartet arrangements of the beloved orchestral works, Saint Seans’ Carnival of the Animals, and Prokofiev’s…

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  55. Lansing McLoskey

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    Lansing McLoskey, composer, is professor of music in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at the Frost School of Music. Described as “one of the best composers of [his] generation,” Lansing McLoskey’s music has been performed across the U.S. and in eleven other countries on five continents. Dr. McLoskey has received dozens of commissions and grants, including the National Endowment of the Arts, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, and…

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  56. Edgar Meyer

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    The New Yorker calls bassist and composer Edgar Meyer “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument.” His unparalleled musicianship and compositional gift have earned an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a MacArthur Award. 

    Meyer began studying classical bass with his father at the age of five, continuing with Stuart Sankey.  He has performed with…

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  57. Momentum Dance Company

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    Momentum Dance Company, Artistic Director Delma Iles, is currently celebrating its Twenty-Eighth year with over forty performances in 2009-2010. Founded in 1982, and in continuous operation since, Momentum is one of the oldest and most established contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S. Momentum’s activities include: the Miami Dance Festival concert seasons in South Florida; concert series for children in both Miami Beach…

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  58. Lawrence Moore

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    Lawrence Moore specializes in the composition of electro-acoustic music, with an emphasis on the synthesis of unique electronic timbres and the manipulation of acoustic sound. Moore is an active participant in the South Florida electronic art community, having debuted works annually in the 12 Nights of Electronic Music and Art series, on two occasions for the Florida Electro-Acoustic Student Festival, and in the 2007 South Florida edition…

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  59. Steven Moore

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    Steven Moore is the associate dean, Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Practice 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…

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  60. Craig Morris

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    Craig Morris is associate professor of trumpet and chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he devotes himself to his teaching and his career as a soloist and chamber musician.  Morris emerged onto the international orchestra scene by winning the prestigious position of principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, assuming that post from the legendary Adolph “Bud”…

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  61. Anastasiya Naplekova

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    Winner of the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition in Prague, Anastasiya Naplekova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. There she received her B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Kharkov State University of Arts studying under Professor Nataliya Melnikova. Naplekova is currently a doctoral student at the Frost School of Music, studying piano performance under distinguished artist Professor Santiago Rodriguez.

    Naplekova has…

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  62. John Olah

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    John Olah (tuba, euphonium) is associate professor in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He received a B.M. degree from the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory, an M.M. degree from the University of New Mexico, and has pursued advanced studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A student of Ronald Bishop, Olah has performed with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland…

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  63. Hila Plitmann

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    Soprano Hila Plitmann is renowned for her light, beautiful voice and astonishing musicianship. She regularly premieres works by leading composers while maintaining a vibrant professional life in film music, musical theatre, and song writing.

    In 2009, she won a Grammy for “Best Classical Vocal Performance” for her recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In the role of…

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  64. Paul Posnak

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    Paul Posnak’s international career as a concert pianist, recording artist, transcriber and teacher began as a child prodigy with a full scholarship to the Juilliard Preparatory School at age eight. He won First Prizes in the International J.S. Bach Competition as well as the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. Now professor and program director in accompanying and chamber music for the University of Miami Frost School of Music,…

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  65. Brian Powell

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    Brian Powell is assistant professor of Double Bass and String Music Pedagogy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and a Masters degree in Teaching from Indiana University, and he is a doctoral candidate at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He is a former member of The New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also…

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  66. 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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  67. Robynne Redmon

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    Robynne Redmon (mezzo soprano) is an assistant professor in the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Critics have hailed her “glorious singing, intense acting, excellent phrasing, ardent tone, splendid shading and solid coloratura and excellent artistic sense” (Das Opernglas) and for her “exactitude of pitch, her luxuriance of tone, her abundant animal spirit and unerring dramatic…

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  68. 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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  69. Elaine Rinaldi

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    Elaine Rinaldi is fast making her mark among the ranks of rising young American conductors. Critics have called her performances “brilliant” and her interpretative work “impeccable”. As Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, Rinaldi has brought a new level of professionalism and quality to the local arts scene:  “In just two years, Rinaldi has created an orchestra which, though small in size, is clearly of a high…

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  70. Carlos Rivera

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    Carlos Rafael Rivera is a lecturer in the Department of Music Theory and Composition and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Rivera is a composer that incorporates a large diversity of musical influences in his work, which reflect his multi-cultural upbringing in Washington, DC, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Miami, and Los Angeles.  His music has been performed by such…

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  71. Santiago Rodriguez

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    Santiago Rodriguez is professor of keyboard performance and chair of the Department of Keyboard Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Mr. Rodriguez made his Carnegie Hall debut under the baton of Dennis Russell Davis. His international career was launched in 1981 when he won the Silver Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; he also received a special prize for the best performance of Leonard Bernstein’s…

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  72. 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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  73. Gunther Schuller

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    Pulitzer Prize winner Gunther Schuller began his career at age 16 when his French horn playing was heard in the American radio premiere of Shostakovich’s then brand-new “Leningrad” Symphony. Soon after he joined the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and performed 14 seasons in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In the 1950s he turned his attention to composing and began combining jazz and…

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  74. 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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  75. John Stewart

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    John Stewart, composer and music theorist, is a Visiting Professor of Music Theory and Composition. He has earned degrees from the New England Conservatory and Harvard University, where he studied with Earl Kim, Leon Kirchner, and Lukas Foss, among others. A composer of chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, Dr. Stewart taught at the New England Conservatory for many years before joining the faculty of Harvard University, where he taught…

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  76. Scott Stinson

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    Scott Stinson is a lecturer in theory and composition in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at the Frost School of Music. A graduate of Indiana University, Scott Stinson studied composition with electronic music pioneer and micro-tonalist John Eaton, before completing his Doctorate at the University of Miami under the tutelage of Dennis Kam. An early performance (at age 24) of his opera Tutankhamen by the Indiana University…

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  77. Naoko Takao

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    Naoko Takao is assistant professor of keyboard pedagogy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and is on the summer faculty of the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado. Prior to joining Frost, she was a long-time faculty member at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. She enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, ardent educator, master class clinician, adjudicator, and pedagogue. Winner of numerous soloist…

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  78. Jamila Tekalli

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    Jamila Tekalli, an American pianist of Japanese and Libyan descent, has dazzled audiences all across Florida and beyond with her impeccable technical command and profound musical expression. Winner of many awards including the Music Teachers National Association Baldwin Piano Competition; National finalist in the MTNA Yamaha Piano Competition, and finalist in the Junior Division at the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition,…

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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. Dave Van Horne

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    Dave Van Horne has broadcast Major League Baseball for 43 years. For 32 years, he was the “voice of the Montreal Expos,” and for the last 11 years he has been the “voice of the Florida Marlins.” Van Horne began his career in the International League in Richmond, Virginia, in 1966, where he was twice named the state’s sportscaster of the year before joining a Major League broadcast team. His debut with the Montreal Expos coincided…

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  83. Robert Weiner

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    Robert Weiner is a lecturer in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and is principal oboist with the Florida Grand Opera. He has also served as principal oboist with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, and others, and has been guest principal oboist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Philharmonic.…

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  84. George Weremchuk

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    George Weremchuk has performed with such diverse groups as the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sam Rivers’ Rivbea Orchestra. He is featured on the New World Symphony’s recording entitled New World Jazz (RCA Red Seal), and has performed with Sam Rivers at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Matosinhos Jazz Festival in Portugal, and at Lincoln Center in New York.

    In Europe, Dr. Weremchuk performed…

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  85. Sheri Wills

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    Sheri Wills, appearing in FORM AND FRACTURES, is an artist whose work is based in film, video performance & digital media. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the London Film Festival and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and is featured in the Rizzoli book, Sonic Graphics: Seeing Sound, by Matt Woolman. She holds an MFA in filmmaking & an MA in art history,…

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  86. Richard Yaklich

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    In addition to conducting the South Florida Youth Symphony, Dr. Richard Yaklich has conducted orchestras throughout the United States and Eastern Europe, including the Maikop Philharmonic and the Socchie Symphony Orchestra.  Yaklich attended the Tanglewood Music Center where he studied conducting with Gustav Meier, Charles Dutoit, Leon Fleisher, Maurice Abravanel, and Seiji Ozawa.  A former Director of the Jubilate Chamber Orchestra,…

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  87. Tian Ying

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    Tian Ying is associate professor of keyboard performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he has also served as department chair. Winner of many prestigious awards, including high honors at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1989, Tian Ying enjoys a worldwide reputation as a pianist of taste, dexterity and artistry. Professor Ying has performed in many prestigious concert halls, including Jordan Hall…

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  88. Zoe Zeniodi

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    Zoe Zeniodi is the Associate Conductor for the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater. Studying with Thomas Sleeper, Zenoidi is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Recently, Zeniodi has appeared as guest conductor with the New Philharmonic (Miami) and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE). For the closing night of Festival Miami 2008, Lawrence Johnson of the South…

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