Guest Conductor, Le nozze di Figaro
Kate Tamarkin has had extensive experience as an orchestral conductor in this country and abroad. She served as Associate Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 1994. Over the past fifteen years, she has also held the Music Directorships of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and the Monterey Symphony (California), all as overlapping appointments.
Highlights of recent seasons included performances with the Carolina Chamber Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony (Edmonton, Canada), the National Philharmonic of Moldova, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (China). Her guest conducting credits include: a command performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; engagements with the symphonies of Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Pacific, Nashville, New Mexico, Quad Cities, Tucson, Dallas, Oklahoma City, El Paso, Monterey, Billings, and Fresno; and appearances at Chicago’s Grant Park Festival and the Eastern Musical Festival in North Carolina.
Most recently as an opera conductor, Kate Tamarkin has led acclaimed performances of Rigoletto (2005) and Die Zauberflöte (2006) with the Summer Opera Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
Ms. Tamarkin holds a DMA in Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Fredrik Prausnitz. From 2003 through 2006, she was on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. In the fall of 2006, she takes up a new appointment as professor of conducting at the University of Virginia, and Music Director of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra. Further information is available on her website at ktamarkin.com.