The Houston Symphony has announced the appointment of Cuban-born violinist RAINEL JOUBERT to its Community-Embedded Musician Program. He will succeed JENNA BARGHOUTI, who has been awarded a one-year contracted violin position in the orchestra. The 29-year-old Joubert, who is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, studied and taught at Havana’s Manuel Saumell Conservatory and earned a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a 2012 finalist in the Detroit-based Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string musicians. At the Houston Symphony Joubert will join the three other community-embedded musicians, participating in education and community engagement activities and performing with the orchestra in more than 40 concerts during the 2016-17 season.
Posted September 6, 2016