Friday, March 2 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY
Selections will include:
- Brahms: Tragic Overture Op. 81, D minor
- Barber: Violin Concerto
- Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Op. 98, E minor
The Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini received his musical education in the United States He studied in New York at The Juilliard School and simultaneously also majored in philosophy and languages at Columbia University. In addition to German and English he speaks Italian, French, Russian and Spanish. Following his studies at Juilliard he was the only European representative admitted to the founding class of the prestigious Yale University / Affiliate Artists Conducting Program, where he had the possibility to work with prominent conductors such a Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Kurt Sanderling.
After his return to Europe he started an active international career, conducting more than 80 Symphony Orchestras on all 5 continents. Among them are the London Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Cologne Radio Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Moscow Radio Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Vienna Radio Symphony, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestre Lamoureux Paris, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Queensland Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta and many others.
He has worked together with soloists such as Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Rudolf Buchbinder, Sharon Kam, Julia Fischer and Emmanuel Pahud.
Christoph Campestrini has served as 1.Kapellmeister (Principal Conductor) at the prestigious Essen Aalto Musiktheater and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he conducted more than 100 performances of 15 different operas. Other opera credits include the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, Zagreb National Opera, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Austin Lyric Opera and The Hongkong Opera Academy.
Appointed concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 at age 24, Juliana Athayde became the youngest person to hold the position since the orchestra's inception in 1922. Prior to joining the RPO, Ms. Athayde was concertmaster of the Canton and Plymouth Symphonies. She has performed as guest concertmaster with the Houston Symphony and National Arts Center Orchestra, and has performed both nationally and internationally with the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2002, she served as concertmaster of the New York String Seminar under the direction of Jaime Laredo for concerts at Carnegie Hall. For many years Ms. Athayde was a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and received the prestigious Dorothy DeLay fellowship in 2004.
Ms. Athayde's numerous solo appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra have covered a wide range of composers from Mozart and Brahms to Prokofiev as well as the world premiere of Alan Shawn's violin concerto, commissioned by the RPO. She also has performed as a soloist with the Asheville, Canton, Diablo, Flint, Mid-Texas, New Bedford, Palo Alto, Plymouth, and Wyoming Symphony Orchestras.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Athayde made her solo debut at the age of 16 performing with the San Francisco Symphony. She led the world-renowned San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in performances at Paris' Cite de la Musique, Leipzig's Gewandhaus and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.
A passionate educator, Ms. Athayde is an Associate Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music and travels the country giving master classes. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music as well as the Cleveland Institute of Music where her principal teachers were Paul Kantor and William Preucil. At the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Athayde became the first student to graduate from the renowned Concertmaster Academy under the direction of Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil.
$25.00 Adults, $10.00 College Students, Free for Students Grade 12 and Under