STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with The Hartt School of Music.
Barbara Soroca, Stamford Symphony’s CEO and president, announced that the orchestra is partnering with the premier arts university for a focus on training and mentorship of their music student fellows.
“We are excited to introduce a program of this caliber to the students at Hartt School of Music. This contact with professional musicians is preparation for when they graduate and will be developing their orchestra career,” said Soroca. The Hartt School of music is part of the University of Hartford in West Hartford.
The first Mentorship Program afforded violinist Chaeyong Son and cellist Jinyoung Son to perform in the Stamford Symphony for the March 1 and 2 concerts. The student fellows were chosen by blind audition and were prepared for the concerts by the Hartt School faculty.
"In addition to the performance experience, fellows benefited from a mentorship experience where Symphony principal musicians and their colleagues met with the students to share their perspectives on creating a career in an orchestra," representatives said. "This experience was very well received and met the goal of the Partnership."
The fellows spent time in New York City, where they rehearsed with the orchestra, attended a live musical performance and spent time with the members of the orchestra.