Andrew LITTON, Conductor
Mayumi KANAGAWA, Violin*
Andrew LITTON (Conductor)
This season, besides conducting over 30 ballets at the New York City Ballet, Litton returns to the Singapore Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, and the Utah Symphony among others. He will also make his debut with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, conducting the premiere of a new double bill of Stravinsky’s Firebird and Rite of Spring.
An avid Opera conductor with a keen theatrical sense, Litton has led major opera companies throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Australian Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin. In Norway, he was key to founding the Bergen National Opera, where he led numerous critically acclaimed performances.
Born in New York City, Litton earned both Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School in piano and conducting. He served as assistant conductor at La Scala and at the National Symphony under Rostropovich.
his discography of over 130 recordings, which have garnered America’s Grammy Award, France’s Diapason d’Or and other honors.
Mayumi KANAGAWA (Violin)
She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Kolja Blacher. Prior to moving to Berlin, she studied with Yoshiko Nakura, Masao Kawasaki and Robert Lipsett.
She performs on the 1725 “Wilhelmj” Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
photo: ©Victor Marin