DIREKTUR ARTISTIK

Robert Nordling
The Ronny Lukito Maestro Chair

Gaya mengaba Robert Nordling telah diakui memiliki karakter “penuh empati”, “dramatis”, dan “jelas”, serta disertai nuansa “berkualitas, elegan dan segar” (San Francisco Chronicle). Robert kini bertugas sebagai direktur musik Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra (Indonesia), the Baroque on Beaver Island Music Festival (Northern Michigan), dan Lake Forest Civic Orchestra (Chicago). Robert pernah tampil pula pada Grand Rapids Symphony, the Orquestra Juvenal de Mar del Plata (Argentina), the Masterworks Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Nusantara Symphony (Jakarta, Indonesia) the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, the Cedardell Opera Festival Orchestra, dan , berbagai ‘orkes kamar’ di Chicago, San Francisco dan Inggris. Robert juga merupakan pendiri sekaligus direktur musik bagi Bay Chamber Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco).

Karya terbaru di periode tahun 2018-2019 di antaranya penampilan Beethoven (Symphony 5, Emperor Concerto), Vaughan Williams (Symphony 3), Elgar (Enigma Variations), Handel (Messiah), Copland (A Lincoln Portrait), William Grant Still (Darker America), Ethel Smyth (Serenade in D). Pada musim ini juga terdapat penampilan bersama solois Hee-Young, cellist (Lalo Cello Concerto), Airin Efferin, pianis solois (Shostakovich Piano Concerto 2), Kevin Cole, pianis (Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue), Sally Pinkas, pianis (Beethoven, Emperor Concerto), Aryo Wicaksono, pianis (Liszt Totentnaz), Michael Hall, violis (Garrop Krakatoa).

Tahun ini, Nordling juga terus melanjutkan komitmennya dalam musik dengan memimpin premier dunia komposisi karya Wisnu Filipus (Overture in D for Brass) Marisa Hartanto (Ngasirah), Aksan Sjuman (Dance of the Water Lily), Stacy Garrop (Krakatoa; Concerto for Viola), Kim Dienhelt (Striadica: A Symphonic Passage), dan premier Amerika Serikat Canticum Sacrum karya Ana Lara.

Tahun 2018, Nordling ditunjuk sebagai Direktur Musik Masyarakat Musik Shoreline. Shoreline menemukan rumahnya di Ramsdell Theatre yang telah direnovasi dengan indah di Manistee, Michigan. Musim 2018-2019 akan meliputi pertunjukan oleh Shoreline Chamber Orchestra, musik kamar dan berbagai konser solo.

Sebagai seorang pengajar, Robert kerap memberikan berbagai orchestra clinics, workshop edukasi musik, dan berbagai master class baik di USA maupun mancanegara. Robert memimpin program Conducting Fellows di Bandung Philharmonic yang melatih konduktor-konduktor muda Indonesia melalui Penampilan dan Kelas Master Ia juga menjadi mengajar di Calvin College Music Department dan Trinity International University, dimana ia memimpinberbagai orkestra dan mengajar sejumlah bidang seperti sejarah musik, apresiasi musik, dan conducting.

Sebagai warga asli dari New Jersey, Robert memulai studi musik dengan mempelajari instrument biola dengan Stephen Clapp dan Paul Zokovsky. Seiring dengan studinya di Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, ia diberikan kesempatan untuk mengikuti conducting fellowship ke Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute dan belajar dengan Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Herbert Blomstedt dan Erich Leinsdorf. Ia juga menerima conducting fellowship dari Oregon Bach Festival untuk bekerja bersama dengan Helmuth Rilling, dan Cedardell Opera Festival untuk bekerja bersama dengan Boris Goldovsky.

Robert merupakan komponis dan arranger yang aktif berkarya di Chicago. Minatnya saat ini adalah menekuni Arthurian literature, puisi, fiksi ilmiah, masakan India, pembuatan furnitur, Welsh Terries, Tom Waits, Gustav Mahler, Cherith Nordling dan kopi espresso.

www.robertnordling.com




Michael Hall
The Prajna Murdaya Educational Programs Chair

Michael Hall tinggal di Chicago dan sering mengajar dan menggelar konser seputar Eropa, Asia, dan Amerika. Disebut majalah New Music Connoisseur sebagai “utterly masterful,” dan Chamber Music Today “superb technique,” dia baru saja debut solo di Chicago Orchestra Hall solo debut dan menyelesaikan tur resital di Austria dan Italia. Hall adalah artis tamu di Thailand International Composition Festival di Bangkok, Positano Chamber Music Festival di Italy, Vianden International Chamber Music Festival di Luxembourg dan Composer’s Concordance Series di New York.

Hall pernah tampil di PBS-TV Thailand, “Live From Studio A” dan program musik kontemporer Relevant Tones. Hall secara berkala tampil dengan Chicago Philharmonic, Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival, Baroque on Beaver Island Music Festival, dan Chicago Composers Orchestras. Dia juga pernah bermain dengan Ensemble Del Niente, Fonema Consort dan newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

Sebagai pemusik kamar yang aktif, Hall mendirikan Lake String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence di Yellowstone National Park. Dia telah tampil di berbagai festival musik, termasuk Grand Teton Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, dan Aspen Music Festival di mana ia memenangkan Indiana-Aspen Concerto Competition.

Michael aktif berkolaborasi dengan disiplin lain dalam dunia seni. Kolaborasi nya dengan penari dan pelukis membawa nya ke Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Renaissance Society, Musical Bridges Program dan Experimental Sound Studio. Karena tertarik pada bisang lintas budaya, ia mendirikan Michael’s Young Composers Project, dibiayai City of Chicago. Proyek ini menggabungkan konsep Multiple Intelligences dari Howard Gardner dengan bahan dasar pelajaran musik untuk mengajarkan matematika dan menulis kepada anak-anak berusia TK - SD di sekolah-sekolah di daerah selatan Chicago. Dia pun pernah menerima penghargaan dari USArtists International dan Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Hall adalah fakultas musik di VanderCook College of Music, dan juga pernah mengajar si Illinois Wesleyan University, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Guilford College, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra dan University of Chicago. Ia menerima ijazah Doctorate dari University of North Carolina di Greensboro, ijazah Master dari University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music dan ijazah Bachelor dari Ball State University. Guru nya termasuk Michelle LaCourse, Scott Rawls, Peter Kamnitzer, Linda Geidel dan LaSalle dan Tokyo String Quartet.

Ia memainkan viola yang dibuat oleh Ferruccio Varagnolo.

michaelhallviola.com




Joel P. Navarro
Choirmaster

Joel Magus P. Navarro (born 1955) is a Filipino-American conductor and music educator. He is one of the Philippines' most esteemed choral conductors. He is also a composer, singer, arranger, choral clinician, writer, producer, music minister, author, and book editor. He specializes in 20th and 21st century choral music, but is equally comfortable and adept in music of many epochs. An active performer of music from different eras and ethnic traditions, he takes an ardent interest in post-modern music, Southeast Asian music traditions, and global hymnody.

Joel earned distinction as a choral conductor during his years with the Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club from 1979-2001. Under his direction, the choir rose to national prominence when they won First Prize in the College Choir category of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 1980. He led the choir in several European choral competitions from 1983 to 2001, garnered many top awards, and gave critically acclaimed performances around the world.

He has also earned honor with The Capella of Calvin University. Under his direction, The Capella gave many acclaimed performances regionally and internationally. In 2008, he led the choir to two 3rd prizes at the Florilège Vocal de Tours international choral competition in Tours, France. Since The Capella's inception in 1935, Navarro is only the fourth in the succession of full-time conductors of The Capella after Seymour Swets, Howard Slenk, and Merle Mustert. Dr. Pearl Shangkuan succeeded him in the Fall of 2014 as the fifth conductor and the first female conductor of The Capella.

At Calvin University, Navarro also directed the Campus Choir which partners yearly with The Women's Chorale (Pearl Shangkuan, director) in the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols held at the La Grave Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids. The third choir he directed was the Calvin Oratorio Society, a community choir composed of students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Calvin College. From 2003-2014, Navarro conducted the annual Handel's Messiah, accompanied by the Calvin Orchestra and which featured professional soloists. He was succeeded by composer-conductor Sean Ivory in both choirs.

At S.B.C. he directed the SBC Canticorum (a community choir) and the SBC Chorale, succeeding his predecessors Rev. Lee Chong Min and Dr. Virginia Tsai. While at Singapore, he also conducted the PsalmiDeo Chorale, a choir of Filipino professionals. In 2017, he was selected to be the choirmaster of the Bandung Philharmonic under Maestro Robert Nordling.