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date: 22 August 2019

Bond, Victoria (Ellen)locked

  • Sam Di Bonaventura,
  • Barbara Jepson
  •  and Adrienne Fried Block

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(Ellen)

(b Los Angeles, May 6, 1945). American composer and conductor. She studied at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl and at the Juilliard School (MMA 1975, DMA 1977), where her teachers included Roger Sessions, Vincent Persichetti, Jean Morel, Sixten Ehrling and Herbert von Karajan; she was the first woman to be awarded the doctorate in orchestral conducting from Juilliard. After making her American conducting début at Alice Tully Hall, New York (1973), Bond became affiliate conductor of the Pittsburgh SO and music director of the New Amsterdam SO (1978–80). She made her European début with the RTÉ Orchestra, Dublin in 1982 and her Chinese début with the Shanghai SO in 1993. In 1985 she received an award from the National Institute for Musical Theater to assist Christopher Keene at the NYC Opera. She has also appeared with the Houston SO, the Buffalo PO and the Wuhan (China) SO, and held conducting posts with the Albany and Empire State (New York) SO Youth Orchestra (...

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