Kansas’s Salina Symphony Names New Music Director

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Within the orchestra’s 67-year historical past, Yaniv Segal will probably be simply the third music director within the group’s existence. He was chosen from greater than 100 candidates, following 5 concert events every led by a unique candidate.

Segal will probably be concerned within the planning of the 2022/2023 season and is trying ahead to main the ensemble. “I used to be instantly impressed by each the power in addition to the potential of the Salina Symphony,” he stated. “I loved working with the orchestra and appreciated their need to realize excellence. Moreover, I felt that the broad base of group assist and robust administrative crew arrange a great atmosphere for producing transformational creative experiences. I can’t wait to get again to city and get to work on sharing our love of classical music!”

“Yaniv is a gifted conductor with a substantial amount of expertise each on and off the rostrum,” stated Government Director Adrienne Allen. “The way in which he embraced the group through the search course of was actually spectacular.”

Yaniv Segal is conductor laureate and creative advisor of the Chelsea Symphony, a former assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and has assisted on the New York Philharmonic.

He has appeared with many orchestras the Minnesota Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

In 2020, Segal collaborated with Sergei Prokofiev’s grandson, composer/DJ Gabriel, and launched a brand new album Beethoven REimagined with the BBC Nationwide Orchestra of Wales. Launched on NAXOS, the album introduced modern music impressed by Beethoven organized and written by Segal and Gabriel.

As a composer, two years prior, Yaniv wrote The Concord Video games. Commissioned by the Naples Philharmonic, the piece launched school-age kids to the orchestra whereas connecting music and math. Within the 2021-22 season, Yaniv’s works and preparations have been carried out by the Reno Philharmonic, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Grand Fast Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, and the Norwalk Symphony.

A graduate of Vassar Faculty and the College of Michigan, he has additionally studied with Lorin Maazel and Kurt Masur, and continues to obtain mentorship from worldwide conductors Leonard Slatkin and Andrey Boreyko.