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Rune Bergmann

Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann is quickly gaining a reputation as an inspiring and profound musician and is considered “one of the most talented Scandinavian conductors.” He is praised as a dynamic and versatile conductor with an extensive classical, romantic, operatic, and contemporary repertoire. To date, he has conducted many European orchestras, such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian National Opera, Augsburger Philharmoniker, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, Kuopio Symphony, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the symphony orchestras of Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim, Karlskrona, and Odense.

In addition to symphonic masterworks, he masters a large choral repertoire including requiems by Mozart, Brahms, and Verdi. Performances of works by Sibelius, Svendsen, Nielsen, Halvorsen, and Grieg have also earned him acclaim.

Rune Bergmann studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Leif Segerstam, where he graduated with the highest honors. Prior to the Sibelius Academy, he studied choir and orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with professors Anders Eby, Jin Wang, and Jorma Panula.

He is a proud recipient of the Kjell Holm Foundation Culture Prize 2010, and the SMP Press 2009 culture award. He was awarded the second prize of the Nordic Conducting Competition in Helsingborg in 2002.

As a guest professor in conducting, Rune Bergmann has been engaged at several Universities, and has until recently had the position as First Kapellmeister with the Augsburger Philharmoniker and Theater Augsburg in Germany. Currently, Rune Bergmann holds the position as principal guest conductor of the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Fjord Cadenza Festival.

Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
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