NHSO principal percussionist Aya Kaminaguchi and NHSO Principal Timpanist Michael Singer are the husband-and-wife duo that lead the NHSO’s percussion section. Enjoy a private virtual recital featuring these two virtuosi and a chat with Music Director Alasdair Neale.
Program to include:
Glennworth Blues for Gilbert
Savage Desert Celebration
Arden, arr. Yoshioka Over the Rainbow
Sejourne Excerpt from Concerto for Marimba and Strings
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Percussionist Aya Kaminaguchi earned her master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory with a full scholarship. She is the winner of the Percussive Arts Society Audition, Aspen Music Festival Soloist Competition and a finalist of the International Marimba Competition in Belgium. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Palm Beach Opera, New World Symphony, and toured worldwide with “Star Wars: In Concert”. She is currently the Principal Percussionist of the New Haven Symphony and member of the Sarasota Opera, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Excelsis Percussion. She is a sponsored artist by SABIAN Cymbals.
Michael Singer is currently principal timpanist of New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He is also principal percussionist of the Palm Beach Opera. A graduate of the Mason Gross Doctoral program and the Boston University and New England Conservatory. He was the former timpanist for the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan from 2005-2009 and percussion member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2004. Michael has performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic among others.