Meet violinist Emmy Tisdel and don’t miss her performing with the ASO this weekend!
49th Annual President’s Concert – Arizona Symphony Orchestra
with 2022-2023 Concerto Competition winners
Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, clarinet
Wenxin Guan, piano
Martina Portychova, mezzo-soprano
Emmy Tisdel, violin
February 4, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. February 5, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10 music.arizona.edu/tickets
The concert will feature the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and student soloists who won the highly competitive University of Arizona Concerto Competition. Featuring clarinetist Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, performing the “Black Dog Concerto” by Scott McAllister; pianist Wenxin Guan, performing movements II and III of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn; mezzo-soprano Martina Portychova, performing “Nobles Seigneurs, salut!” from Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer; and violinist Emmy Tisdel, performing movement I of the Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 35 by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The students are selected from each area of the Fred Fox School of Music – strings, voice, wind and percussion, and keyboard. They represent the depth of talent at the school, shining in this performance with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Graduate students Yudai Ueda and Fátima Corona del Toro will conduct the students’ performances. The program will also include works by Myroslav Skoryk and Alexander Borodin, under the baton of Dr. Thomas Cockrell.
About Emmy Tisdel
Emmy Tisdel is a doctoral student at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona, where she studies with Tim Kantor. She joined the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as a member of the second violin section in Fall 2022. Emmy has been selected as a P.E.O. Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year and is also a former University of Arizona Doctoral Fellow. Within the University of Arizona, Emmy is a member of the Graduate String Quartet, the Cabrini Quartet. Emmy graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a bachelor’s degree in music, from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with a Master of Music, and from Schulich School of Music at McGill University with an Artists’ Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in music performance. She is a co-founder of Ensemble Urbain, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Montreal; she is a faculty member for the SA’ Oaxaca strings international music festival, which provides free chamber music tutoring to students based in Mexico; and a member of Austin Camerata, an interdisciplinary chamber music organization based in Austin, Texas. She has played in masterclasses for people including Christian Tetzlaff, Jamie Laredo, and Ani Kavafian. Former teachers include Jinjoo Cho, Kenneth Goldsmith, David Bowlin, Samantha George, and Katie Brooks.