Yuval Waldman, Curriculum Vitae

 
SOLO VIOLINIST

Soloist with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel, including Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Kansas City Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Miami Philharmonic, Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Hartford Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, National Polish Radio and Television Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian State Orchestra, Cape Town Symphony, among others.

Recital appearances
throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, South America and Africa, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall in London and Concergebouw Hall in Amsterdam.

Radio and television appearances throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, South America and Africa.

Recordings: Angel Records, Newport Classics, Omega Classica Records, CRI Records, Musical Heritage Society, Musique International.

Festivals: Casals Festival (Puerto Rico), Mostly Mozart Festival (New York City), St. Petersburg Spring Festival (Russia), Israel Festival (Tel Aviv), Algarve Music Festival (Portugal), Ives Music Festival (Danbury CT) and others.

CHAMBER MUSIC

Artistic Director
, Emelin Chamber Music Society, Mamoroneck NY
Artistic Director, Round Hill Chamber Players, Fairfield CT
Member: Kinor String Quartet, Contrasts Trio, Ives Trio, Chamber Music Plus, Kansas City Chamber Soloists, Interaction Artists. Guest appearances with various chamber groups in the US, Europe and Israel.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
2007
Visiting Professor East European University, Izevsk, Russia
.
1998-present
Faculty Summertrios, Pennsylvania
.
2002- 2005
Faculty Interlachen Summer Program, Interlachen, Michigan
.
1991-1994
Head of String Department, SUNY, Purchase NY
  • Coordinated activities of the department: auditions, student concerts, special events
  • Responsible for expansion of string faculty and increased student recruiting.
  • Guest conductor Purchase Orchestra
.
1981-1994
Associate Professor of Music, SUNY, Purchase NY
  • Taught violin, viola and chamber music classes.
  • Conducted weekly violin master classes and classes in solo and orchestral string literature
.
1996
Visiting Conductor, St. Mary College, Maryland
.
1984
Visiting Professor of Conducting, University of Wisconsin
.
1976 – present
Master classes and workshops in the United States, Europe and Israel, California Music Center, University of Wisconsin,
University of Kansas, Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem,
Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, etc.

ORCHESTRAL LEADER

Concertmaster: Kansas City Philharmonic; St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, New York City; Amor Artis Orchestra, New York City; Ives Festival Orchestra, Danbury, CT; Bridgeport Symphony, Bridgeport, CT

Principal Violin: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New York City

Associate Concertmaster: Brooklyn Philharmonic

CONDUCTOR AND MUSIC DIRECTOR
1996-present
Music Director
New American Chamber Orchestra, New York City.
Appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, US
tours, residence in Festival of the Berkshires.
.

2004-present
Conductor

St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia. “Music Bridges
St. Petersburg-New York”. Five year project recording
American music with St. Petersburg Philharmonic for
Albany and Centaur Records.
.
2000-present
Conductor
Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra
Summertrios Concerto Project
.
2001-2004
Principal Conductor
.
Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra, Long Island, NY
.
1985-1997
Co-founder

.
Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Washington, DC
.
1986-1995
Music Director
.
Brooklyn Philharmonic Youth Concerts, New York City
.
1987-1989
Music Director
.
Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, New York City.
.
1980-1986
Music Director
.
Madeira Bach Festival Orchestra, Madiera, Portugal
.
1980-1981
Asst. Conductor
.
Kansas City Philharmonic, Kansas City, MO
.


GUEST CONDUCTOR


Symphonic:
St. Petersburg Philharmonic; Philadelphia Concerto Soloists; Russian State Orchestra; Moscow Chamber Soloists; New Portuguese Orchestra; Gulbenkian Orchestra (Portugal); Israel Chamber Orchestra; Hartford Chamber Orchestra and others.

Opera:
Cologne Opera (Germany); Cape Town Opera (South Africa) and others

Ballet:
Marc Morris Dance Company, BAM, NYC; Bridgeport Ballet Orchestra, Bridgeport, CT

Choral:
Jefferson Festival Choir, Kennedy Center, Washington DC; Gulbenkian Choir (Portugal); Cappella Choir, Moscow; Shenendoah Choral Society, Virginia, and others.

ORCHESTRAL RECORDINGS – CONDUCTOR


2007 Leap Classics Records, Soloists of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, “Beethoven Lost and Discovered”
2006 Leap Classics Records, Jubilee Recording, St. Petersburg Philharmonic,
“Music By Mozart”
2002 Centaur Records, Soloists of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, “Napoli”, music
by Steve Perillo
2001 Centaur Records, Russian Festival Orchestra. Orchestral music by
American Composers
2000 Benedictinus 2000 Records, Mellennium Philharmonic Orchestra and
Choir (Moscow). Liturgical music by Beethoven, Bruckner, Rossini, Faure
1998 Nyana Records, New American Chamber Orchestra, Music by
Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky

ARTISTIC DIRECTION
2007-present
Artistic Director .
5B Festival – Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok,
Bernstein – A Festival of Music and Ideas
University
Of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Oklahoma
.
2007-present
Artistic Director
.
International Conference “Tchaikovsky in Udmurtia and
The World”
Eastern European University, Izevsk, Russia
.
2004-present
Artistic Director
.
Music Bridges International, Inc. International organization
for performance and study of new music.
2005-present
Music Director
.
International Youth Competition “Young Tchaikovsky”
Votkins, Russia (Tchaikovsky’s birthplace)
1986-present
Artistic Director
.
World Bank Mozart Festival, Washington, DC
2000-present
Music Director
.
Chamber Music Associates, New York City
Promotion and study of chamber music.
1998-2000
Music Director
.
Benedictinus 2000, Rome, Italy
Millennium Celebration project, producing over 100
concerts and an historical recording of old and new music.
1998-present
Co-Artistic Director
.
Opus Berkshire Festival, North Adams, MA
Chamber and orchestral concerts and educational
activities in the Berkshires.
1997-present
Co-Artistic Director
.
Waterville Valley Music Center, Waterville Valley, NH
Chamber music performances and master classes.
1994-1995
Artistic Director
.
Jefferson Music Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington
DC. Performances and symposiums of music from
Jefferson library in Monticello, VA.
1978-1985
Music Director
.
International Madera Bach Festival, Madera, Portugal
Performances of vocal and instrumental works by J.S. Bach.
1974-1977 Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance, New York
City. Director of Special Projects and Adult Division.


PRIZES AND HONORS


Marquis International Who’s Who in Performing Arts
National Board of Jewish Music
Winner:

  • Affiliated Artists Competition, New York City, 1981
  • Concert Artists Guild Competition, New York City 1970
  • Carnegie Hall Jeunesses Musicales International Competition, 1969
  • Special Prize of the Jury, International Violin Competition, Munich, 1969
  • Premier Prix de Virtuosite, Conservatory of Geneva, 1964
  • America-Israel Cultural Foundation Fellowship, 1965-70


EDUCATION

Violin: Studies with Isaac Stern (New York), Ivan Galamian (The Juilliard School), Joseph Gingold (Indiana University), Rene Benedetti (Paris Conservatory), Lorand Fenyves (Geneva Conservatory). Master classes with Joseph Szigeti, Nathan Millstein, Henryk Szeryng, Zino Francescatti.

Chamber music: Studies with Robert Mann and Felix Gallimir (The Juilliard School), William Primrose, Janos Starker and Menachem Pressler (Indiana University)

Conducting: Studies with Raphael Kubelik (Rome, Luzerne), Jorge Mester (The Juilliard School), Leonard Bernstein (Tanglewood, MA), William Vaccano (opera conducting at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)

1967-1970 Post graduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York
1965-1967 Post Graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington IN
1965-1965

Graduate Artist’s Diploma, Conservatory of Geneva, Switzerland. First prize with distinction (Masters Degree)

1962-1963
Paris Conservatory, France. First prize
1957-1962 Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel, Artist’s Diploma
1953-1956 Professional Music School in Lvov, Ukraine

Mr. Waldman is available for limited engagements as a violinist, conductor, clinician and as a teacher.

 
 
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