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Principal Conductor


Performing for over six decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. That debut inspired one critic to write: "In the 1920's it was Yehudi Menuhin; in the 1930's it was Isaac Stern; and last night it was Jaime Laredo." 

In addition to beloved performances of Bach, Barber, Mozart, Vivaldi and Mendelssohn, Laredo's commitment to new works is ever-present and the recent premiere, to great critical and audience acclaim of the new Double Concerto by Andre Previn is one example. Additional works recently performed with his wife, acclaimed cellist Sharon Robinson, include the Rozsa Sinfonia Concertante, the Zwilich Double Concerto and the world premieres of four works written for them: "In the Arms of the Beloved" and "A Child’s Reliquary" for violin, cello and orchestra by Richard Danielpour, "Masquerade" by Daron Hagen and David Ludwig’s Double Concerto. The latter 3 works appear on the acclaimed “Triple Doubles” CD (recorded with Sarah Hicks, Troy Peters and the VSO for Bridge; released November 2011).  The premiere of two works, the recently Grammy nominated "Prince of Clouds" by Anna Clyne and David Ludwig's "Season's Lost" with former student Jennifer Koh, joined the Bach Double Violin Concerto and Glass' "Echorus" as part of their ambitious "2x4" touring and recording project celebrating the amazing relationship between teacher and student through music.  

Born in Bolivia, Jaime Laredo resides in Guilford, VT and Cleveland, OH, with his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson.                

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