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Jonathan Brandani ’14MM appointed Resident Artist Coach at Minnesota Opera

brandani_jonathanbrandani_j_webJonathan Brandani ’14MM has been recently appointed Resident Artist Coach at Minnesota Opera for the 2014–2015 season. The Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers.

brandani_jonathanFrom late August through April, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from coaching solos, covering rehearsals and performances and assisting guest conductors. The mainstage productions of the 2014–2015 season include La Fanciulla del West, L’Elisir d’amore, Carmen, Hansel und Gretel, and The Manchurian Candidate.

Resident Artists also perform concerts on stage at Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concerts, donor functions, adult education classes, and regional outreach. MORE

Published April 29, 2014
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Barbora Kolarova ’14MM, ’15AD wins second prize in International Artist Association Competition

kolarova_webViolinist Barbora Kolářová ’14MM, ’15AD was awarded second prize at the annual New York International Artist Association Competition. She will perform in the winners’ concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on June 7 of this year.

A native of the Czech Republic, Barbora Kolářová has appeared as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony, Czech National Theatre Orchestra, West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra, and Limoges Orchestra. She recently performed Eleven Echoes of Autumn in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she also worked closely with the composer George Crumb. She has collaborated with Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Daniel Phillips, Jennifer Higdon, Leon Fleisher, Peter Wiley, and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the Ying Quartet and Johannes Quartet. As an orchestra member, she has performed under Otto-Werner Mueller, Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Spano.

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Published April 29, 2014
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