Conductor Timothy Weiss has gained critical acclaim for his performances and brave, adventurous programming throughout the United States and abroad. Since 2005, he has served as Music Director for the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra, a professional ensemble in the Columbus, Ohio area. He has also remained active as a guest conductor with the BBC Scottish Symphony in Glasgow, Scotland, the Britten Sinfonia in London, England, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), as well as concerts with the Toledo Symphony, Quad City Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Detroit Chamber Winds and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.
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Lee-Chin has performed to critical acclaim in over 20 countries on five continents, from Carnegie Hall to Japan’s Osaka Symphony Hall. The Oberlin alumna (’95) is a gold medal winner of the 1994 Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition and the Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition for Strings. Lee-Chin has enjoyed collaborations with renowned orchestras and conductors, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniele Gatti, Houston Symphony and Andreas Delfs, Dallas Symphony and the late Eduardo Mata, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Kees Bakels, Singapore Symphony and Lan Shui.
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The Oberlin Orchestra has enjoyed a rich history of notable guest conductors including Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Sir Simon Rattle (whose son is an Oberlin alumnus), David Zinman, Robert Spano, and John Williams. Recent appearances by the Oberlin Orchestra include performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra; a 13-day tour of China in 2005; and a critically acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall in New York conducted by Robert Spano. The New York Times described the performance at Carnegie Hall as “stellar.”
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