Nova Vista Symphony Presents Poems & Preludes
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About the Conductor:
Anthony Quartuccio conducts regularly at Opera San Jose, is associate conductor of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and is music director of the Gavilan College/South Valley Symphony in Silicon Valley. Quartuccio is also founding music director of the Bay Shore Lyric Opera in Capitola, where he conducted critically acclaimed productions including La Boheme, Rigoletto, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Traviata, and Die Fledermaus. Some of his appearances include the Santa Clara Chorale, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nova Vista Symphony, the Winchester Orchestra of San Jose, The Japanese Choral Federations of Northern and Southern California, and The Rimrock Opera in Montana. His commitment to the arts in the Bay Area is evident in having received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University, representing 150 years of arts graduates The same year he was given a lifetime achievement award in the arts from the Italian-American Heritage Foundation in 2006 in conjunction with commendations from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the California State Senate.
About the Guest Artist:
Sixteen year old Will Chow is a scholarship student in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studies the cello with Sieun Lin. Will won his first competition, the Chinese Music Teacher Association of Northern California Competition, in 2004 when he was ten years old. This inspired him to pursue music more passionately, leading him to participate and win in many competitions. Among them are the Stewart Brady Competition, Peninsula Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, Junior Bach Festival, Menuhin-Dowling Young Musician Competition, the California ASTA state solo competition, and recently the Nova Vista Young Artist Competition. In additional to his solo pursuits, Will also enjoys playing chamber music as a member of the Soleil trio. The piano trio has performed in numerous recitals all over the Bay Area and on the radio show From the Top. This past winter, Will went to New York as a participant of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, playing under the distinguished conductor and violinist Jamie Laredo in Carnegie Hall. Last summer, he attended the Aspen Music Festival and School. In the past, Will has also received scholarships to attend the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute. Outside of his demanding cello life, Will is a big fan of the sport badminton and has a fiery passion for Boba (also known as tapioca drinks).