Thank you for joining us for the ever-popular Maestro for a Moment event. This fundraiser helps to ensure our financial success for another season of concerts presented by The Ohio Valley Symphony. We know you value all that it means to have a professional orchestra in the region and we are grateful for your continuing support.
In future seasons, would you consider being a candidate or a volunteer? Or would you recommend community people whom you think would make good candidates for this wonderful occasion? Whether you are a candidate or a volunteer, you are making a huge difference to ensure that the Ohio Valley Symphony continues to have a vital place in the performing arts of this region, and to be an integral part of your community. We are committed to making a difference for you and this community.
Thank you for playing your part!
Music Director & Conductor
|Dr. Nathan Clark|
|Dr. Agnes Enrico-Simón|
|Mr. Alan White
Through his recitals, concerto appearances and critically acclaimed recordings, the Irish pianist John O’Conor has earned a reputation as a masterful interpreter of the Classic and Early Romantic piano repertoires. He has been praised for his formidable technique and through his eloquent phrasing, mastery of keyboard colour and, in particular, his unique sound he has been called a true Poet of the Piano.
He has performed in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and has appeared with such orchestras as the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, l’Orchestre National de France, the Scottish and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, the Israel Camerata, the NHK, Yomiuri, Kyushu, Kyoto and Sapporo Symphonies in Japan, the KBS Symphony in Korea, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony and the orchestras of Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa and Washington DC in North America.
Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for performing both as chamber musician and solo violinist, many of her concerts are broadcasted on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.
Dr. Ivakhiv graduated from the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, and the late Rafael Druian. During this time, she was concertmaster of both the Curtis Symphony and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras. Dr.Ivakhiv holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where her principal teachers were Philip Setzer and Pamela Frank.
In addition to her widely acclaimed violin performances as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, Dr. Ivakhiv has a significant following as violin pedagogue. Prior joining the faculty at Ohio University, she has conducted master classes, taught as visiting professor, and collaborated with prestigious universities including West Chester University, Utah’s Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute, Bard College Conservatory Prep Summer Camp, Swarthmore College, Keweenaw String Festival, Temple University Music Preparatory, and Curtis SummerFest. Furthermore, she taught abroad at the conservatory level in China and Ukraine.