The Richmond (Va.) Symphony has announced the appointment of DAISUKE YAMAMOTO as concertmaster. He succeeds DIANA COHEN, who joined the Calgary (Alberta) Philharmonic as concertmaster in August 2012. Yamamoto will make his public debut in Richmond at the orchestra’s Genworth Symphony Pops concert on January 19, 2013. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, he recently completed a fellowship at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. He has performed with such organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Spokane and Youngstown symphonies, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and on several occasions as concertmaster in the New World Symphony. Yamamoto has led master classes and sectionals at Colombia’s Medellin Philharmonic, and has collaborated in chamber music settings with violinists Robert McDuffie and Ida Kavafian, cellist Peter Wiley, violist Steven Tenenbom, Duo Patterson, the Jasper and Tokyo string quartets, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Posted December 7, 2012