CONCERT: Sumi Jo with Tomomi Nishimoto

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Performing Arts

Nov 20102

Royce Hall – UCLA
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
United States

Sumi Jo, established world-class diva praised as having the “greatest gift from Heaven” by the late Herbert von Karajan, showcases her stunning voice under the direction of Tomomi Nishimoto , dynamic yet elegant conductor who brings a new world to the American audience.

Date & Time:   November 2.    8:00 p.m.
Venue:            Royce Hall – UCLA
Orchestra:      Pacific Symphony Orchestra


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As a graduate of the Osaka College of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music in Composition, Tomomi Nishimoto is currently acting as the Principal Guest Conductor with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra). Upon graduation, Nishimoto went abroad to the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia and pursued further study in opera and symphony conducting. She is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan’s Internship in Arts and Music scholarship and Idemitsu Music Award.

As a talented conductor, Nishimoto has held various appointments in her career. From 2004 to 2006, she served as the Principal Guest Conductor for the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. She has also served as the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director for Russian Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Foundation from 2004 to 2007. Other accomplishment of Nishimoto’s during her time in Russia includes performance with the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”. All these posts are seldom granted to those of non-Russian background.

Nishimoto has been invited to numerous music festivals as well. These include: Split Summer Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Prague Proms, and Vilnius Music Festival.
In 2007, Nishimoto set her foot into Europe with a successful performance at the Bruckner Orchestra Linz concert held at Brucknerhaus in Austria. Capitalizing on her newly gained notoriety in Europe, she later performed with various European ensembles. These include: Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra (George Enescu), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her orchestral activities, Nishimoto is also a renowned opera conductor. Her work includes successful collaborations with the Hungarian State Opera House and the Prague State Opera.

Since then, she has also been working as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum, which hosts annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Through her endeavors to serve as a leader, she has attracted attention from around the world.

Later this year, she is scheduled to perform a concert with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. On top of all these, she will also make a foray into the United States by working with the American Symphony Orchestra. In Japan, she is scheduled to be promoted to be the Executive Producer of the Tokyo-To Hachioji-Shi Civic Center. 


yn . Atualizado em Out 02, 2010 1:01 p.m.


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