LA Philharmonic Presents International Training Program

(Photograph credit score: Kent Nishimura)


Led by LA Phil’s creative director Gustavo Dudamel and composer María Valverde, the “Encuentros (Encounters) L.A. 2022” international management and music coaching program for younger musicians, started on July 19 on the Hollywood Bowl and can conclude on August 4, 2022.

The 2-week “Encuentros” program was additionally launched as a part of LA Phil’s one hundredth anniversary season. Over 100 top-tier younger musicians aged between 18 to 26 have been working side-by-side within the Encuentros Orchestra

This system’s rehearsals are performed by Dudamel and LA Phil Dudamel Conducting Fellows, together with sectionals and masterclasses led by LA Phil musicians and visitor artists from prime orchestras together with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Opéra Nationwide de Paris, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, and SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart. 



“Encuentros” additionally includes group initiatives, mentorship alternatives with the YOLA Nationwide Pageant, and tasks all through LA. Performances embrace a live performance tour “Musical Encounters with Dudamel and esperanza spalding,” with a world premiere LA Phil fee by Giancarlo Castro D’Addona, on August 2, 2022, and a live performance in UC Berkeley’s William Randolph Hearst Greek Theater on August 4, 2022.

“I’ve at all times believed that each youngster must be given the chance to study on the highest stage,” Dudamel stated within the press launch. “And so it’s a dream for María and me to have the ability to create this stunning Encuentros, the place gifted younger musicians from around the globe get the prospect to work with among the most unbelievable artists in our discipline. We are attempting to construct a group collectively, based on empathy, self-discipline, respect and inclusion.”

“This shared expertise is not only about making music, it’s the cultural, social and religious act of creation,” added Valverde, co-chair of the Dudamel Basis. “Sharing conversations and experiences with these unbelievable position fashions will supply all of us an area to experiment and to develop, and collectively we hope to encourage the leaders of a brand new technology to construct a greater world collectively.”