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Ruth Explores Frightful Music in Medieval German City

TCCF Associate Fellow Ruth Reinhardt took some time out from her day while conducting youth concerts at the beautiful German medieval city of Quedlinburg’s Impulse Festival to show us around.  Take a look!  

Valentina’s Update: Nurturing What Has Begun

A year ago I was preparing for my first trip to Sao Paulo.  I remember very clearly the first time I heard the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) rehearsing Mahler’s 5th Symphony. I was so impressed that I could barely breathe. … Continue reading

Ruth’s Update: Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, and More!

After finishing my studies at Juilliard with Alan Gilbert, I found myself pretty immediately at Tanglewood with my lovely fellow Fellow Marzena Diakun. The summer there was incredibly intense but hugely enjoyable – we got to work all the time … Continue reading

Marzena’s Update: 2015, Quite an Amazing Year

Time is passing so fast and the year is behind me. 2015 was quite an amazing year for me, I have to say. At the beginning of 2015, nothing foretold the big changes that would take place in my life but, as always, … Continue reading

Many Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Buongiorno! I am very glad to virtually meet you! My name is Valentina and I am pleased to be the 2015-17 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow. My being here now is the most real, sincere and beautiful proof that the Taki Concordia … Continue reading

Notes from Tanglewood: Ruth Reinhardt!

Ruth Reinhardt, August 2015 This summer I spent eight weeks at the Tanglewood Music Center as one of two Conducting Fellows, my colleague being Marzena Diakun (a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow, too) who’s friendship and companionship made the time so … Continue reading

Ears are not enough. Use your heart!

Let’s take Mozart: how many different ways are there of expressing and playing his music? I guess as many as there are people, and probably most ways are valid. Each one of us feels a composer in a slightly different … Continue reading

Valentina: Starting a New Journey

There are a few times in your life when you make a wish. I remember very clearly the moment when I wrote down on a tiny piece of paper:  I wish I could keep learning from Marin Alsop.  I wish … Continue reading

Karina’s Dallas WFAA TV Interview

Karina has been enjoying her time in Dallas, TX, where she is assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Here’s a recent interview broadcast on Dallas’ WFAA TV.

Marin Alsop: TCCF Applicants’ FAQ!

We have a new vlog to help answer our 2015-2017 TCCF applicants’ frequently asked questions!  Thanks to past Fellow Alexandra Arrieche for putting this together for us!  If you have futher questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at