JoAnn Falletta

“one of the finest conductors of her generation.”
The New York Times

“[She has] Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.”

The Washington Post

Opus 3 Artists is pleased to welcome the effervescent and exuberant JoAnn Falletta to our distinguished roster of conductors. Internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader, she serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.

Her extensive guest conducting history includes over one hundred orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras worldwide. North American highlights include the orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Seattle, San Diego, and the National Symphony, as well as Montreal and Toronto. Further abroad, she has conducted the London Symphony, Liverpool and Manchester-BBC Philharmonics, Scottish BBC Orchestra, Czech and Rotterdam Philharmonics, Orchestra National de Lyon, Mannheim Orchestra and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra; and in Asia, the Korean Broadcast Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, China National Symphony and the Shanghai Symphony.

Falletta's recordings have won two Grammy awards with ten nominations, and she was awarded the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductor's Award for exceptionally gifted American conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition and the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, and the American Symphony Orchestra League’s prestigious John S. Edwards Award. She has introduced over 500 works by American composers, including 110 world premieres. Hailing her as a “leading force for the music of our time,” the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has honored JoAnn Falletta with twelve ASCAP awards.  Ms. Falletta served as a Member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts during both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

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