Danbury Symphony Orchestra conductor Ariel Rudiakov leads the orchestra during his debut performance Sunday at Ives Concert Hall in Danbury.
-- Selecting a new conductor for the Danbury Symphony Orchestra
took more than two years and required a search committee to consider more than 100 applicants.
But based on the response from those who attended Sunday's debut performance, the choice of Ariel Rudiakov
was a clear hit.
has served on the faculties of Bennington, Middlebury
and Green Mountain colleges, and was appointed artistic director of the Manchester (Vermont) Music Festival in 2001, succeeding his late father, Michael, a cellist, who provided his early musical training.
The committee chose Rudiakov
after consultation with symphony members.
Ariel Rudiakov, music director and conductor of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra who co-judged the concerto competition with Richard Price, music director of the Danbury Concert Chorus, commented on the criteria necessary to win the competition.
"We are looking to be inspired as well as dazzled by technical preparedness," said Rudiakov
, who noted that the winner had to exhibit a blend of technical accomplishment and musicality.
Playing the piano has always been a big part of Yuh's life.
began studying the instrument when she
was 5 and gave her
first public recital a year later.
-- As music director for the Danbury Symphony Orchestra
, Ariel Rudiakov
has taken some voyages, but on Monday night he
circumnavigated the globe at Marion Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre
It was the first time Greco, Rudiakov
, or anyone else around the world had ever heard the music performed.
Last December, Nancy Sudick, executive director for the Danbury Music Centre, met with Greco and suggested that Rudiakov and the DSO might be able to perform the opera.
It is under the direction of Ariel Rudiakov