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Christoph Campestrini

  • Symphonie Fantastique

The Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini received his musical education in the United States. He studied music in New York at The Juilliard School and at the prestigious Yale University/Affiliate Artists Conducting program, where he worked with W... Click here for complete biography

George Cleve

  • Beethoven's Eroica

 George Cleve was born in Vienna and at the age of four moved to New York with his family. He received his musical training at the High School of Music and Art, and the Mannes College of Music, where he studied viola with Paul Doktor, chamber mu... Click here for complete biography

George Daugherty

  • ¡Viva Fest! presents The Romance of Mexíco
  • Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II


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Guillermo Figueroa

  • Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt

Guillermo Figueroa is Artistic Director of The Figueroa Project, an innovative organization that combines music with various other art forms. He is also Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado and is the former Mu... Click here for complete biography

Karen Kamensek

  • Nakamatsu Plays Rachmaninoff

Karen Kamensek has been appointed Music Director of the Staatsoper Hannover for since the 2011/12 season.

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Paul Polivnick

  • And the Beat Goes On

Paul Polivnick has been one of our most consistent guests on the podium due in large part to the wide range of materials at which he excels. He has brought four world premieres to our audiences, including SCENES by Jon Magnussen in our very firs... Click here for complete biography

Elena Sharkova

  • Carols in the California

Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova is recognized nationally and internationally as an inspirational, versatile, and effective conductor, choral clinician, music educator, and lecturer. She has conducted professional, university, youth, and com... Click here for complete biography

Barbara Day Turner

  • From the Met to Broadway

Maestra Barbara Day Turner is the founder and music director of the San José Chamber Orchestra. An ardent advocate for new music, she has premiered more than 120 new works just with SJCO. Named the 2012 Silicon Valley Arts C... Click here for complete biography

Gregory Vajda

  • Kamio Plays Tchaikovsky

Hailed as a "young titan," Gregory Vajda has fast become one of the most sought-after conductors on the international scene. Having completed his third and final season as assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Vajda w... Click here for complete biography

Carlos Vieu

  • Carmina Burana

Carlos Vieu graduated from La Plata National University in his native Argentina, where he studied conducting with Guillermo Scarabino.  After receiving a scholarship from the Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), he went to Venezuela ... Click here for complete biography

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