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JoAnn Falletta



Biography

JoAnn Falletta serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  The New York Time has acclaimed her "one of the finest conductors of her generation."  She has guest conducted over 100 orchestras in North America including the orchestras of Philadelphia, Montreal, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Houston, Rochester, Edmonton, Quebec and The National Symphony.

Falletta's discography currently includes over 50 titles. In addition to the two Grammy Awards and three Grammy Nominations for 2009, Falletta received a 2006 Grammy nomination for "Eventide" Concerto for English Horn, Harp, Percussion, and String Orchestra, by Kenneth Fuchs, from the Naxos CD An American Place.

Falletta is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards, including the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award, the Stokowski Competition, the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awards, and the American Symphony Orchestra League's John S. Edwards Award. She has introduced over 400 works by American composers, including more than 80 world premieres. Hailing her as a "leading force for the music of our time", she was honored with her 10th ASCAP award in 2008. This fall, she was appointed to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts.
JoAnn Falletta