Dawn Gingrich to be Orchestra Iowa’s next concertmaster

Posted on: June 30, 2015

“Dawn Gingrich of Chicago has been named concertmaster for Orchestra Iowa,” writes Diana Nollen in Friday’s (6/26) Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). “She succeeds Luke Witchger, who left Orchestra Iowa in 2013 to finish his education at the Juilliard School in New York City. ‘Gingrich has the experience, skill set and personality to make a great concertmaster for our musicians and an outstanding representative to the community,’ says Timothy Hankewich, the orchestra’s music director. ‘We are eager for her to become immersed in the Orchestra Iowa School, our educational programming and the greater Eastern Iowa Cultural Corridor.’ She has performed as a soloist in Paris, Barcelona, Germany, New York, Chicago, Boston, Santa Barbara and Baltimore. She has served as guest concertmaster for the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific…. In 2008, Gingrich released ‘Time Beyond Me,’ an album recorded in collaboration with Boston Trio pianist Heng-Jin Park and Gingrich’s father, Chicago Symphony Orchestra associate principal French hornist Daniel Gingrich. … ‘I am looking forward to an exciting 2015/2016 season of symphonic masterworks, chamber performances and educational outreach concerts throughout Iowa,’ Gingrich says.”

Posted June 30, 2015