Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
About the Artists
American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky is highly acclaimed worldwide for his impeccable musicianship, exhilarating presence, and innovative programming. He has been hailed for his interpretation of a wide range of repertoire, which spans from Bach to Xenakis. In recent seasons he has worked with such accomplished groups as the San Francisco Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, MET Chamber Ensemble, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic chamber music series. In the United States and abroad, he has premiered and recorded works by many groundbreaking contemporary composers, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and at IRCAM in Paris. This year Milarsky will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting the CONTACT series, a Japanese-based program that includes music of Takemitsu, Messiaen, Fujikura, and Mochizuki. VIEW MORE >> Andrés Martínez de Velasco was born in Mexico City in 1991 and began taking piano lessons when he was 6. He started composing when he was 8, rewriting the right hand of the Beethoven bagatelles he was playing at the piano. He fi rst formally studied composition at the McGill Conservatory in Montreal after completing high school in Mexico City. After a year in Montreal, he came to Bard to take part in the Conservatory´s fi ve-year, dual-degree program, from which he will be graduating this May; his second major is physics. He holds the Stephen and Belinda Kaye Scholarship. At Bard he has studied composition with Joan Tower, George Tsontakis, and John Halle. Andrés has composed music for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, the Deer Valley® Music Festival, New York University´s Dynamic Music Festival, Bard´s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, and new music ensemble Contemporaneous. He wishes to express his gratitude to everyone at the Bard Conservatory and all those who support it for their help, dedication, and instruction and for making the Bard Conservatory an extraordinary place. Adam Zuckerman was born in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. In fall 2010 he enrolled in The Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he is pursuing a B.M. in music composition and a B.A. in classical studies. He recently completed his Senior Project in classical studies, a study of the Greek hymnic tradition. He will graduate in May.