Author Archives : valerysolti


The Solti Foundation U.S. Announces Eighth Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant Increase

Evanston, IL – Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, announced today the Foundation’s eighth grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, to Christopher Allen, Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. Also announced was an increase of five thousand dollars to $30,000 in what is […]


Trevino wows in unplanned NDR Radio Hannover concert

When director Markus Poschner fell ill before a performance in early May, Robert Trevino (CAA, ’12) stepped in and led the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 2 and Bruckner’s Third Symphony. Despite the challenge, Trevino rose to the occasion, drawing praise from the ensemble and reviewers alike. According to BroadwayWorld.com, The NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover‘s general […]


Joseph Young named Peabody Institute’s artistic director of ensembles

Joseph Young (CAA, ’15) has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute. An alumni of the Peabody Institute, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles, according to the Peabody Post. “It is an honor for me to join the outstanding artist faculty of […]


Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra names Kirov music director

Stilian Kirov (CAA, ’16) has been named music director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. According to Chicago Classical Review, Kirov was one of five finalists who guest conducted the orchestra as a part of its search. His January performance included works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Kodaly. Kirov is also the music director at Symphony in C in New Jersey and […]


Kulenovic looks to impress Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Kulenovic (Solti, ’15) has his hands full with posts at the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic. But that’s not stopping him from expanding his presence in Illinois by applying to the music director position at the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Bloomington. His first trial is on Friday, October 14, where he’ll conduct […]


Case Scaglione

Scaglione sets bar high with Dallas Season Opener

Case Scaglione (Solti Fellow, ’11), took the podium in early September at the Dallas City Performance Hall to usher in a new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and went straight to work putting the ensemble through its paces in a program featuring Mozart’s Serenata notturna, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. […]