Four conductors named as LA Phil’s 2022-23 Dudamel Fellows

Posted on: July 18, 2022

“The newest class of Dudamel Fellows at the Los Angeles Philharmonic” was announced on Monday, writes Peter Feher in Tuesday’s (7/12) San Francisco Classical Voice. “The orchestra’s program for rising conductors—inaugurated in 2009, the same year Gustavo Dudamel took over as music director—has served as a reliable stepping stone to bigger things. Not least return appearances with the LA Phil: Last summer at the Hollywood Bowl saw six former fellows taking the podium. The fresh faces joining the orchestra for the 2022–2023 season are Luis Toro Araya, Rodolfo Barráez, Linhan Cui, and Chloé Dufresne… Each conductor leads two concerts in the LA Phil’s Symphonies for Schools series and acts in other performing and educational capacities, from covering main-season programs at Disney Hall to mentoring the young students in Youth Orchestra Los Angeles…. Barráez hails from Venezuela and is now finishing a master’s degree in Berlin, and Cui started her studies in China and is currently a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Representing Chile, Araya just accepted a post with the National Orchestra of Spain, and Dufresne has won prizes in her native France, after time at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.”