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 caliber” (El Nuevo Herald); “The orchestra’s playing was consistently energized, polished and responsive to Rinaldi over the 2 ½-hour program, showing some of the fire and excitement of the [former Florida] Philharmonic on its best nights” (The Miami Herald).
As Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, she has had the privilege of working with some of the top names in classical music today, including Angel Romero, Nestor Torres, Mark Rucker and sopranos Elizabeth Caballero and Eglise Gutierrez. Additionally, Elaine is much in demand as one of the nation’s top vocal coaches. Her clients include Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Eric Halfvorson, and Russell Thomas. She joined the faculty of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in 2008, as a lecturer in vocal coaching, and maintains an active recital and chamber music performance schedule.