Winter Season 2019 – Concert 1


Haydn: Symphony no. 94 in G major, Surprise
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no.2 in g minor, Op . 22
Schumann: Symphony no. 4 in d minor, Op. 120


Conductor : Yasuo Shinozaki

In a remarkably short time, Yasuo Shinozaki has acquired a truly international reputation for his emotionally direct style of music making and his musical knowledge. Born in Japan, he studied in Vienna, Siena and the United States under Leopold Hager, Myung-Whun Chung, Seiji Ozawa and Bernard Haitink. Yasuo Shinozaki first came to prominence on the international scene in Finland, winning the Second International Sibelius Conducting Competition in 2000. He then spent three successful years as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he conducted an unprecedented number of concerts and engaged in the education and community events and the LA Philharmonic New Music Group.


Soloist : Edith Peña, piano

Nominated for the Best Classical Album in the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards for her latest CD Danzas en todos los Tiempos, pianist  Edith Peña was born in Caracas, where she started her musical education with Lyl Tiempo at the age of four years old. Four years later she played her debut as soloist with the Orquestra Sinfonica Venezuela, the following year she moved to Philadelphia and played her debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She studied with Susan Starr and later with Sergei Babayan in Cleveland.  

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