Posts in 2018-2019
Michael Gilbertson, BMI Foundation Composer-in-Residence

Michael Gilbertson is the BMI Foundation Composer-in-Residence with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School of Music studying composition with Samuel Adler, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, and from Yale, where he studied with Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Ezra Laderman, Hannah Lash, and Christopher Theofanidis.

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Christine Brandes, soprano

Soprano Christine Brandes brings her committed artistry to repertoire ranging from the 17th century to newly composed works and enjoys an active career in North America and abroad, performing at many of the world’s most distinguished festivals and concert series in programs spanning from recitals and chamber music to oratorio and opera.

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The Delphi Trio

The Delphi Trio is grounded in the immensely rich classic repertoire for piano trio and is committed to the exploration of its deep, lasting meaning for performers and audience alike. The Trio sees contemporary music as a natural extension of the standard repertoire and is therefore dedicated to the music of our time.

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2018-2019Jennifer Jung
Natalie Image, soprano

As a Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finalist, soprano Natalie Image was praised by the New York Times for her “pristine high notes” and by Operawire for her “crystalline tone [which] swirled through the house.”

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Isaiah Bell, Tenor

Isaiah Bell’s performances are characterized by his “beautiful tenor, command of style, and natural stage presence”. The Canadian-American combines a “willingness to invest himself wholly into the character” and “attractive, youthfully sexy stage presence” with “exquisite lyricism” and a “strong, glorious voice with heroic, oratorio-style ring.”

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Kevin Gino, Tenor

Recognized for his “strong, utterly determined” singing, Filipino-American tenor Kevin Gino performs widely in both solo and choral capacities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently studies with Cesar Ulloa, and he holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Alex Rosen, Bass

Alex Rosen is quickly finding a home in the concert and operatic repertoire in the United States and abroad. His 2017-2018 season included Händel’s Messiah with Portland Baroque Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra, his New York Philharmonic debut in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and a European tour of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Les Arts Florissants.

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Catalyst Quartet

As a Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finalist, soprano Natalie Image was praised by the New York Times for her “pristine high notes” and by Operawire for her “crystalline tone [which] swirled through the house.”

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2018-2019Jennifer Jung