TCCF fellows

Lina Gonzalez Granados Copy (2017)


Praised for her “geniality” and ability to create “lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina Gonzalez-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a diverse and talented conductor. Her work as Artistic Director of Unitas … Continue reading

Valentina Peleggi (2015)


  • Resident Conductor, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal Conductor, Sao Paulo Symphonic Choir

Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi  was recently appointed Resident Conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphonic Choir. These appointments came after serving a highly successful term as Assistant Conductor of this same orchestra during which … Continue reading

Marzena Diakun

Marzena Diakun (2015)

Associate Fellow

  • Guest Conducting in Europe and the Americas
  • Former Assistant Conductor, French National Radio Orchestra
  • Lecturer, Karol Lipinski Academy of Music

Polish conductor Marzena Diakun recently held a highly acclaimed tenure as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France and is having an active career guest conducting orchestras across the Continent and the Americas.  Recent engagements include Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio … Continue reading

Ruth Reinhardt (2015)

Associate Fellow

  • Assistant Conductor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Upcoming Concerts with the Cleveland and Seattle Symphony Orchestras

German conductor Ruth Reinhardt is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Jaap van Zweden.  Ruth’s critically acclaimed subscription debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra came when she stepped in to replace Stanisław Skrowaczewski.  Ruth is also … Continue reading

Lidiya Yankovskaya (2015)

Honorable Mention

American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya serves as Music Director of Harvard’s Lowell House Opera, Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and the Development Series for Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC. She also serves regularly as Assistant Conductor with Gotham … Continue reading

Karina Canellakis (2013)


Meet Karina Canellakis, our 2013-2015 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow! Just named Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Karina is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and exciting young American conductors. Karina Canellakis recently made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut, leading works by Adams, Mackey and Carter on the American Soundscapes series in Zankel Hall. An enthusiast for 21st century composers, she also frequently appears as guest conductor of New York’s groundbreaking International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Continue reading

Alexandra Arrieche (2011)


  • BSO Peabody Conducting Fellowship (2012)

Meet Brazilian Conductor Alexandra Arrieche, 2011 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow! As the winner of the 2011 Taki Concordia Fellowship, Alexandra will work with Marin Alsop and other mentors through the 2012-2013 season and receive an honorarium to support her work. Alexandra will also be featured in performances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and will serve as cover conductor for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Alexandra will also assist Maestra Alsop in a performance of Too Hot To Handel with the the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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Mihaela Cesa-Goje (2009)


  • Conductor, Harmonia Cordis International
  • LA Phlharmonic Dudamel Conducting Fellowship (2011-2012)

As a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow, Mihaela Cesa – Goje gained accolades conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the  Florida Orchestra and the Hartford Symphony. Mihaela was subsequently awarded the the 2011-2012 season Dudamel Conducting Fellowship by the … Continue reading

Mei-Ann Chen (2007)


  • Music Director, Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Music Director, Chicago Sinfonietta

One of the most dynamic young conductors in America, Mei-Ann Chen is currently in her second season as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The impact of her energy, enthusiasm and high level of music-making has already been felt … Continue reading

Rei Hotoda (2006)


  • Assistant Conductor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Applauded by the Washington Post as “talented and poised with strong potential” conductor Rei Hotoda is rapidly becoming one of America’s dynamic conductors. She has guest conducted orchestras throughout North America and Europe including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony … Continue reading