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PRISMA NEWSLETTER December 22nd, 2016
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" My performance with the Moscow Symphony exceeded every one of my expectations and I cannot wait to return to Russia someday soon to perform with the group again.  I owe a lot to the PRISMA Festival for providing me with this special opportunity."

-Trevor Barroero, 2016 Concerto Competition Winner
In This Issue:
Happy holidays from PRISMA! This edition of the newsletter is full of 'gifts' to read and enjoy--pieces on two new guest artists, a blog post from Trevor on his time in Moscow, repertoire announcements, details on our New Year event, and more.

Looking for a meaningful holiday gift? We still have some DVDs available from the documentary on PRISMA 2015's commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Dutch Liberation. Get in touch with us today if you'd like one.

Our office will be closed for the next two weeks over the holidays, so we will see you again on Tuesday, January 3rd.

We send our warmest wishes to all of our supporters and their families this holiday season, and look forward to what we will achieve together in the New Year. We hope to see you soon at our AGM and Membership Appreciation Reception on January 11th. Find the details below and RSVP!
Our office will be closed over the next two weeks for the holidays. See you again on January 3rd!
Trevor Barroero, PRISMA 2016 Concerto Competition Winner, on His Time in Moscow

You may have seen Trevor's Instagram Takeover during his time in Moscow with the MSO. Check out what he wrote about his experience, and read the full story on his  blog.


And, at last, the purpose of my trip arrived: the performance.  Unlike orchestral concerts in America, they did not dim the hall lights for the performance.  At 7:05pm I marched onto the stage with the other members of the orchestra and allowed my eyes to scan the audience.  Every seat in the auditorium was filled.  I looked up at the portrait of Tchaikovsky one final time before Arthur gave the downbeat for Romeo and Juliet.   

The performance was a huge success.  Arthur gave me a solo bow at the conclusion of the concert and I shook hands with many members of the orchestra as we said our final goodbyes.  After a wonderful dinner with Arthur, Kim, Heide, and Marina, I headed back to my apartment and packed for my long trip back to Tucson.  

My performance with the Moscow Symphony exceeded every one of my expectations and I cannot wait to return to Russia someday soon to perform with the group again.  I owe a lot to the PRISMA festival for providing me with this special opportunity.


Student Success Story
Chance Trottman-Huiet Named Principal Tuba of Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Congratulations to Chance on his new position! Here's what he had to say about how PRISMA helped him earn it:

" The main thing that PRISMA showed me was a different approach to music making.  Before our performance of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Maestro Arnold talked with the orchestra about how our goal is to share ourselves with the audience and to allow ourselves as performers to be vulnerable.  This really stuck with me.  I had thought about these things before, but hadn't truly been able to put them into practice.  I had always, like many musicians, had a primary concern of playing the right notes, with the right dynamics and articulations, at the right time.  Basically, I was concerned with not missing anything, while still trying to share the music with the listener, but when we're finally able to let go of our attempted firm grasp on the music and just put ourselves into the mindset of sharing an experience with a listener, something happens that's truly special.  (Of course it contributes to the listener's enjoyment when we are playing the right notes at the right time in the right style).  Hearing this from Maestro Arnold, the faculty artists--Paul Beauchesne, Gordon Cherry, and Herbie Greenberg, in particular--as well as in different forms from friends and mentors more recently caused it to really sink in.  This attitude shift immensely helped my perspective going into this audition."
Celebrate the New Year with PRISMA!
Join us for our AGM and Member Appreciation Reception 

Visit our  website for more details
New Guest Artists

Y egor Dyachkov - cello
Lauded for his remarkable stage presence, depth of insight, nuance and  generosity, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Since being proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2000, Mr. Dyachkov has gone on to perform throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada and the United States, making his New York debut at Lincoln Centre in October 2000. He has appeared with major orchestras in such cities as Antwerp, Geneva, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Vancouver, and has performed at numerous international festivals in Évian, Kronberg, Lanaudière, Ottawa and Tanglewood. 

Deeply committed to chamber music, Yegor Dyachkov has performed with the Arditti, Borromeo and St. Lawrence Quartets, pianists Jean Saulnier, John Lenehan, Martin Roscoe, Anton Kuerti, Stéphane Lemelin and Marc-André Hamelin, violinists James Clark, Jonathan Crow, Antje Weithaas, Scott St. John, Andrew Wan and Yehonatan Berick, cellists Steven Isserlis and Colin Carr, and clarinetists James Campbell and Todd Palmer. He is a member of the Magellan Ensemble and was part of Triple Forte for ten years.

Winning the Orford International Competition in 1997 led to an invitation from the Chandos label to record his debut CD featuring Glazunov's Concerto Ballata.  He subsequently made several critically acclaimed recordings on the Analekta, Brioso, Atma, Doberman-Yppan and CBC/Riche-Lieu labels.

A champion of new music, Mr. Dyachkov was soloist for the first French performance of Giya Kancheli's Diplipito at the Evian Festival and for the North American premiere in Winnipeg. He is also the dedicatee of works by Michael Oesterle, Jacques Hétu, André Prévost and Ana Sokolovic. He was invited by Yo-Yo Ma and Sony Music to take part in the Silk Road Project.
Mr. Dyachkov studied with Aleksandr Fedorchenko in Moscow, Yuli Turovsky in Montréal and Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne. He also had the opportunity to work with Mstislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, David Geringas and Frans Helmersson. Mr. Dyachkov teaches at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and at l'Université de Montréal.

Dennis Kim - violin
Dennis Kim was appointed Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the spring of 2015. A citizen of the world, Mr. Kim was born in Korea, raised in Canada, and educated in the United States. Before coming to the BPO, he spent over a decade leading orchestras in Asia and Europe.

 Mr. Kim was first appointed Concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. He then served as the youngest Concertmaster in the history of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, before going on to lead the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland. As guest Concertmaster, Mr. Kim has performed on four continents, leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Montpelier Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra of Navarra. He served as guest Concertmaster with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on their 10-city tour of the UK, and led the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in their BBC Proms debut in 2014.

After making his solo debut at the age of 14 with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Kim has gone on to perform as a soloist with every major orchestra in China and Korea. Highlights include performing on 10 hours' notice to replace an ill William Preucil, performing the Vivaldi Four Seasons 20 times in one week, and touring Japan with the Busan Philharmonic in 2008. Additionally Mr. Kim has worked with many of this generation's greatest conductors, including Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Riccardo Muti, Andre Previn, Yannick Nezet Seguin, and Sir Simon Rattle. As a chamber musician, Mr. Kim has performed with leading musicians such as Pinchas Zuckerman, Jaime Laredo, Carter Brey, John Sharp, Marya Martin,  and members of the Orion, Tokyo, and Guarneri string quartets.

A dedicated teacher, Mr. Kim has been on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Korean National University of the Arts, Yonsei University, Tampere Conservatory, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, and Suolahti International Music Festival. In the summer of 2016 he will serve on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts as a Valade Concertmaster, working with students in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra program.

A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Yale School of Music, Mr. Kim's teachers include Jaime Laredo, Aaron Rosand, Peter Oundjian, Paul Kantor, Victor Danchenko and Yumi Ninomiya Scott. Mr. Kim plays the 1701 ex-Dushkin Stradivarius, on permanent loan from a generous donor.
PRISMA 2017 Symphony Repertoire Announced
Let us know what you're most excited to hear!

Week 1
Beethoven Overture Fidelio
Strauss - 4 last songs, soprano TBA
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Rachmaninoff - Symphony no. 2

Week 2
Concerto Competition TBA
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Mahler - Adagio from Symphony no. 10 
Strauss - Rosenkavalier Suite

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