Classics in the Cohan V
May 6, 2017
Rei Hotoda is rapidly becoming one of America’s most sought after and dynamic artists. Ms. Hotoda is currently Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra—the first female to hold this position in the Orchestra’s 75-year history. She has also held Assistant Conductor positions with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Winnipeg Orchestra. She has appeared as a guest conductor with many of today’s leading ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Utah, Toronto, and Winnipeg. Her repertoire spans the masterful staples of the classical canon to works by the leading composers of today. She is equally at home leading the orchestra from the piano as from the podium. A consummate advocate of new music, Ms. Hotoda has championed and recorded compositions by women composers, including Vivian Fung, Jennifer Higdon, and Kotoka Suzuki. Ms. Hotoda studied conducting with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Southern California.
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