Joana Carneiro

Joana Carneiro has attracted considerable attention as one of the most outstanding young conductors working today. She currently serves as Assistant Conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, working closely with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and official guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. As a finalist of the prestigious 2002 Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition at Carnegie Hall, she was recognized by the jury for demonstrating a level of potential that holds great promise for her future career. Since then, her profile has grown quickly both in the US and Europe and recent engagements include performances with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New World Symphony, the Algarve Orchestra, the Mancini Institute Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She served as assistant conductor to Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Paris Opera’s premiere of Adriana Mater by Kaija Saariaho. She has also conducted the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Macau Chamber Orchestra and Beijing Orchestra at the International Musica Festival of Macau, the Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra and the Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2007-08 season, she made her debut with the Chicago Opera Theater as Assistant Conductor for their production of A Flowering Tree. In 2004, she was decorated by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Mr. Jorge Sampaio, with the Commendation of the Order of the Infante Dom Henrique. (taken and adapted from Joana Carneiro’s webpage)

1 comment:

  1. Joana Carneiro has been named to succeed Kent Nagano as Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: