Interview with JoAnn Falletta


Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta has conducted over 100 orchestras in North America and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. She is the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center, and the Artistic Adviser for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. She has held music director posts with the Virginia Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, and The Women’s Philharmonic (San Francisco), and was Principal Conductor of the Ulster (Ireland) Orchestra. JoAnn has introduced over 500 American works, including 100 world premieres. Hailed for having “Toscannini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stowkowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein,” she is a leading force for the music of our time. She received her M.A. and D.M.A from The Juilliard School.