JoAnn Falletta

Guest Conductor, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Director, Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Principal Conductor, Ulster Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta has a rapidly growing international reputation as a vibrant ambassador for music and as an inspiring artistic leader. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, she has been praised by The Washington Post as having "Toscanini's tight control over ensemble, Walter's affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski's gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein." Acclaimed by the New York Times as "one of the finest conductors of her generation", she serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.