Brazilian conductor named Baltimore Symphony-Peabody Fellow

Posted on: August 10, 2012

Friday (9/10) on his Baltimore Sun blog Clef Notes and Drama Queens, Tim Smith writes, “Brazilian-born Alexandra Arrieche has been named the 2012 recipient of the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2007 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Peabody Institute and patterned after a similar project by the League of American Orchestras, provides intensive mentoring and experience for promising conductors. The award includes full tuition to Peabody, where the recipient embarks on a one-year artist diploma program, and interaction throughout the season with BSO music director Marin Alsop. In 2011, Arrieche received the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, founded by Alsop to encourage women conductors. Arrieche also studied with in Brazil with Alsop, who is music director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. In a statement, Arrieche said that ‘shadowing [Alsop] both in Baltimore and Sao Paulo has already benefited me immensely. It is inspiring to watch her conduct. Her passion for music is contagious.’ … Arrieche, who won the University of Sao Paulo Symphony’s conducting competition in 2007, has subsequently worked with such ensembles as the London Symphony, North Czech Philharmonic and Nashville Symphony Orchestra. … She joins a roster of talented young conductors that includes Joseph Young, Ilyich Rivas and Lee Mills.”

Posted August 10, 2012