May 22, 2014
Harvard Pro Musica Enthusiastically Welcomes
New Artistic Director Andy Icochea Icochea
On May 20 Harvard Pro Music bid a fond farewell to interim director Anne Watson Born, who saw us through a year of much change with grace and humor, and led us in two outstanding concerts. We are incredibly grateful for her generous commitment to leading HPM during a year when she already had a full schedule of professional duties. We will miss her fantastic sense of humor, her energy and her musical talents.
On May 22, Andy Icochea Icochea was appointed director of Harvard Pro Musica. We are thrilled to be working with Andy and look forward to an exciting year of musical development and more performances opportunities for HPM.
Andy Icochea Icochea is a multi-faceted musician who regularly appears as an orchestral and opera conductor, choral conductor and accompanist, and whose compositions and arrangements are performed internationally. He has appeared in over 500 concerts in 27 countries and four continents, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Wiener Musikverein and Berliner Konzerthaus. Additionally, he serves as choral clinician and conductor for the World Peace Choir (Vienna and Beijing) and guest clinician for Boston Symphony Orchestra education programs.
Icochea Icochea has collaborated as choral conductor and rehearsal accompanist under Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Adam Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst, Bertrand de Billy, Bernard Haitink and Charles Dutoit. His choruses have performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony. He has conducted world premieres of operas in Austria and Italy. Before joining VOICES BOSTON, he served for six years as Kapellmeister with the Vienna Boys Choir.
Program planning for the upcoming 2014-2015 season is underway. If you are interested in singing with HPM, please check our "Sing With Us!" page.
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