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Jamie Laredo

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.’ His education and development were greatly influenced by his teachers Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, as well as by private coaching with eminent masters Pablo Casals and George Szell. At the age of seventeen, Jaime Laredo won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition, launching his rise to international prominence. With 2009 marking the 50th anniversary of his prize, he was honored to sit on the Jury for the final round of the Competition.

In the 2018-19 Season, Mr. Laredo toured the United States as conductor, soloist and as a member of the award-winning Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, which recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary. He premiered Pas de Deux Chris Brubeck’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, with his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson at the Classical Tahoe Festival in Nevada with music director Joel Revzen. Later in the season, the work, commissioned specifically for the duo, was heard with the Greensboro Symphony and Dmitri Sitkovetsky. Performances for the remaining co-commissioners, which include the Pacific and Vermont symphonies as well as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts took place throughout the 2019-2020 season. Laredo and Robinson have greatly added to the double concerto canon with worked written specifically for them by Richard Danielpour, David Ludwig, Andre Previn, Ned Rorem and Ellen Zwilich, among others. As conductor, Laredo led the New York String Orchestra in its 50th Anniversary for two performances at Carnegie Hall. Additional conducting engagements took him to the Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra, The Vermont Symphony and Westchester Philharmonic.