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Beethoven Triple

Tuesday Masterworks


Los Angeles Philharmonic

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Piano Trio

Martin Chalifour, violin

Peter Stumpf, cello

Joanne Pearce Martin, piano


Smetana: Overture, The Bartered Bride

Beethoven: Triple Concerto

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA is recognized as one of the most exciting young conductors on the international scene. Winner of the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award, Mr. Harth-Bedoya currently serves as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony and Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand.

In North America, his active guest-conducting schedule includes appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recent and upcoming European engagements include the London Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, NDR Orchestra/Hamburg, WDR Orchestra/ Cologne, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre National de Lyon, Madrid National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, among others. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Tanglewood, Blossom, BBC Proms, Hollywood Bowl (for which he received an Emmy), Interlochen, Oregon Bach, Avanti (Helsinki) and Adelaide.

Equally at home in opera, Mr. Harth-Bedoya will make debuts next season with the Minnesota Opera, conducting Tosca and the Santa Fe Opera, conducting Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, with Dawn Upshaw in the leading role. He recently conducted the world premiere of Stephen Paulus’ new opera, Heloise and Abelard, at the Juilliard Opera Center and was immediately re-engaged to conduct Le Rossignol and Oedipus Rex. Mr. Harth-Bedoya has also directed Romeo and Juliet with the Fort Worth Opera and numerous productions with the New Opera Company of Peru.

In addition to his highly acclaimed six-year term as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Miguel Harth-Bedoya has served as Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. He led the Juilliard Orchestra on highly successful tours of France and Japan, and has collaborated with such distinguished soloists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Graffman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson and James Galway.

Born in Lima, Peru, Mr. Harth-Bedoya holds degrees in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.

Martin Chalifour, First Violin

Principal Concertmaster, Marjorie Connell Wilson Chair

MARTIN CHALIFOUR began his tenure as Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1995. The recipient of various grants and awards in his native Canada, he graduated with honors from the Montreal Conservatory at the age of 18 and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.

In 1986 Chalifour received a Certificate of Honor at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and he was a laureate of the Montreal International Competition the following year. Since then he has concertized extensively, playing hundreds of concerto performances from a repertoire of more than 50 works. He has appeared as soloist with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, and Esa-Pekka Salonen and was a recent guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Auckland Philharmonic, the Queensland Symphony (Australia), and the Malaysian Philharmonic.

Chalifour began his orchestral career in 1984 with the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony, playing as Associate Concertmaster for six years. Subsequently he occupied the same position for five years in the Cleveland Orchestra, where he also served as Acting Concertmaster under Christoph von Dohnanyi. While in Cleveland, Chalifour taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a founding member of two chamber ensembles, Myriad and the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio.

Chalifour is a frequent guest at several summer music festivals, including the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Ottawa International Music Festival. Maintaining close ties with his native Quebec, he returned there this summer to teach and appear as soloist with the Quebec Symphony, with Yoav Talmi conducting. He also performed several chamber music concerts in June with cellist Lynn Harrell at the Amelia Island Festival in Florida and at the Madison Chamber Music Festival in Georgia.

Chalifour is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He resides in San Marino with his wife Nancy and their children Stephanie and Eric.

Peter Stumpf, Cello

Principal, Bram and Elaine Goldsmith Chair

After serving for 12 years as the Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, PETER STUMPF became Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the start of the 2002/2003 season. He is a dedicated chamber musician, a member of the Johannes Quartet, and a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival who has toured with “Music from Marlboro.” He has collaborated with Wolfgang Sawallisch in performances in Philadelphia, Saratoga, Carnegie Hall, and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As a member of the Casals Hall Ensemble he has toured Japan, and has toured in the U.S. with pianist Mitsuko Uchida in performances of the complete Mozart Piano Trios. He has also performed in concert with the Emerson String Quartet.

An active recitalist, Stumpf has performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., at Jordan Hall in Boston, and at the universities of Hartford and Delaware. In January 1999 he performed the complete cello works of Beethoven on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Series, where he was a resident artist. As a former member of Boston Musica Viva, he has performed microtonal compositions and numerous world premieres.

Stumpf has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Philharmonic; at the Aspen Music Festival; and with the National Repertory Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony. He made his Philharmonic solo debut in September at the Hollywood Bowl.

Trained at the Curtis Institute and the New England Conservatory, Peter Stumpf was awarded first prizes at the Washington International Competition, the Graham-Stahl Competition, and the Aspen Concerto Competition. At the age of 16 he began his professional career, playing in the Hartford Symphony. He later served on the cello faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Joanne Pearce Martin, Keyboards

Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair

As the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Principal Keyboardist, JOANNE PEARCE MARTIN performs with the orchestra on numerous keyboard instruments including the celesta and Macintosh computer, in addition to the ubiquitous piano.

Born in Allentown, PA, Ms. Martin performs all over the world as soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. This season, she has made eight solo appearances with the L.A. Philharmonic on piano, harpsichord, and the new Walt Disney Concert Hall organ. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she has performed as soloist with many orchestras in the U.S and abroad, including the Philadelphia Orchestra. In great demand as a collaborative artist, she has given joint recitals with such artists as Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, Iona Brown, and Joseph Silverstein.

Ms. Martin has performed at major summer music festivals, including those in Sarasota and Ojai, and concert series spanning four continents. Numerous Southern California appearances include those with the L.A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Series, Camerata Pacifica, South Bay Chamber Music Society, Mainly Mozart, San Louis Obispo Mozart Festival, and Pacific Serenades, the last with which she has premiered 13 new works.

This season Joanne and her husband Gavin Martin have continued to perform the 2-piano repertoire in multiple cities. Her playing has been described by the Los Angeles Times as possessing “unusual fervor and fluency.” She has performed on all the major U.S. television networks and recorded commercially for Centaur, Summit, and Albany records, as well as the Yamaha Disklavier Piano. Ms. Martin has also been the subject of a half-hour feature on The Learning Channel.

When she’s not making music, you might find Joanne up in the air – she is an airplane pilot and master-rated skydiver.

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