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Recently joining the roster are five
soloists and a new composer-in-residence.
They are: violinist Randall Goosby, who
performs the Bach Double Concerto
alongside his former teacher Itzhak Perlman
with the Grand Rapids Symphony; violinist
Risa Hokamura, Silver Medalist at the
2018 International Violin Competition of
Indianapolis, who plays as part of a “Violin
Virtuosos” gala concert with the Greensboro
(NC) Symphony Orchestra; pianist Maxim
Lando, soon to perform the Beethoven
Triple Concerto with violinist Daniel Hope,
cellist Lynn Harrell, and the Zurich Chamber
Orchestra; pianist Aristo Sham, who just
performed Rachmaninov with the London
Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle
conducting; cellist Jonathan Swensen,
who debuts in Vietnam this season and
just performed the Shostakovich Concerto
No. 2 with the Copenhagen Philharmonic;
and composer Saad Haddad, who has been
commissioned to write a clarinet concerto
for Kinan Azmeh.
Additional highlights from the current
Pianists: Do-Hyun Kim performs Tchai-
kovsky with the Greenville Symphony,
gives debut recitals on the YCA Series
in New York and Washington, DC, and
performs at a special Tchaikovsky Com-
petition Winners’ Concert at the personal
invitation of Maestro Valery Gergiev.
Nathan Lee plays the Mozart Concerto No.
12 with the Savannah Philharmonic and a
recital at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Accordionist: Hanzhi Wang continues her
groundbreaking appearances, performing
recitals and education programs for the La
Jolla Music Society, Stanford Live, and
Lively Arts UCSB, and appearing with the
Palm Beach Symphony performing the
Creston Accordion Concerto.
Violinists: Benjamin Baker performs the
Strauss Concerto in a reengagement with
the English Chamber Orchestra. SooBeen
Lee debuted with the Detroit Symphony
and performs the Mozart, Mendelssohn, and
Sibelius concertos throughout the country.
Double bassist: Xavier Foley combines
his talents as an instrumentalist and a com-
poser to write and perform a work co-com-
missioned by Carnegie Hall, the Sphinx
Organization, and New World Symphony, to
be premiered at Carnegie Hall as part of a
program designed to promote social justice.
String Quartet: Following recent en-
gagements in Colombia and Abu Dhabi,
the Omer Quartet continues its original
and interactive concerts and outreach pro-
grams throughout the U.S. It just began a
two-year appointment as the fellowship
quartet-in-residence at the Yale School
Flutist: Anthony Trionfo continues his
dynamic educational residencies, appears
with the Salisbury Orchestra, and performs
on a special Young Concert Artists Gala
Concert at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.
Oboist: Olivier Stankiewicz continues
performances and tours with the London
Symphony Orchestra, and records the
Mozart Concerto for LSO Live as well as a
solo CD for Delphian.
Composers: Katherine Balch continues
her tenure as Young American Composer-in-Residence for the California Symphony.
David Hertzberg has received a co-commission by the New York Philharmonic
and the Mahler Foundation to write a
work to be premiered at the New York
Philharmonic’s “Mahler Grooves” concert
in New York and at the 2020 Mahler
Festival in Amsterdam at The Royal
Concertgebouw, performed by the New
York Philharmonic under the baton of
Jaap van Zweden. Tonia Ko, winner of a
Guggenheim Fellowship, is completing
an American Composers Orchestra
commission. Chris Rogerson has been
commissioned to write for the Rogue Valley
Symphony and Wolf Trap this season, and
continues to serves as artistic advisor for
the Amarillo Symphony.
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