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Caltech Y Presents

Mr. Martin Chalifour

The importance of keeping music alive in the heart of scientists


Martin Chalifour is currently the Music Coach at Caltech and has been the Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the last 23 years. Mr Chalifour will speak on the complementing nature of science and the performing arts, the week-to-week progression of a typical Caltech chamber music group towards public concerts, and the dynamics of teamwork as a leader of all the Strings and Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Chalifour received a Certificate of Honor at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is also a laureate of the Montreal International Competition. Apart from his LA Phil duties he maintains an active solo career, playing a diverse repertoire of more than 60 concertos. Chalifour has appeared as soloist with conductors Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Neville Marriner, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Outside the U.S., he has played solos with the Auckland Philharmonia, the Montreal Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Taiwan, and the Malaysian Philharmonic, among others.

Chalifour began his orchestral career with the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony, playing as Associate Concertmaster for six years. Subsequently he occupied the same position for five years in the Cleveland Orchestra, where he also served as Acting Concertmaster under Christoph von Dohnányi. While in Cleveland, Chalifour taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a founding member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio.



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Date: May 8, 2018
Time:6:00 PM
Place:The Athenaeum 551 South Hill Ave. Pasadena


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