JAIME LAREDO, conductor

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A smooth podium technique, a sweet violin and viola tone and an affectionate approach to whatever music is at hand.
— St. Louis Dispatch – Post

In six decades before the public, through concerts in twenty-eight countries on five continents, Jaime Laredo has earned a reputation as one of the world's premiere violin virtuosi and as a conductor with a unique ability to inspire musicians to realize their fullest potential. 

In addition to ongoing relationships as Music Director of the Vermont Symphony, Principal Conductor of of the Westchester Philharmonic, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, he brings his generosity of spirit to guest conducting roles around the globe. His programming of beloved works and connections to many generations of wonderful artists have served him well in Artistic Advisory roles for orchestras between music directors.  Recent appearances as conductor/soloist include the Orchestre National de Lyon, New World Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, on tour with the Curtis Institute Orchestra & at Severance Hall in Cleveland.  Acclaimed programs featuring former students, Leila Josefowicz, Hillary Hahn, Jennifer Koh, and Bella Hristova, as well as many orchestra principals, among others,  are often season highlights.