Rebecca Miller is rapidly developing a reputation as one of Britain’s most energetic and imaginative young conductors. Reviewers have repeatedly cited her “new insights into old works” and imaginative programming, as well as her “lucid and stylish baton.” Born in California, she moved to London in 1999 after completing her studies at Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Paul Woodhouse Conducting Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, which gave her the opportunity to prepare orchestras for Bernard Haitink, Sir Roger Norrington, and Andrew Litton, as well as to study with John Carewe. She also served as Assistant Conductor at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, where she worked with Sir Thomas Allen on his production of Albert Herring. Recent guest conducting appearances have included Anthony Payne’s composer portrait at the 2002 BBC Proms, Ensemble Piros, and the Fibonacci Sequence. Rebecca has worked with the Lithuanian National Orchestra, the Kharkov Philharmonic, the Berlin Kammerphilharmonie, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bamberger Symphoniker, and the London Symphony Orchestra, and is assistant conductor with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Lou HARRISON: For Strings (mode 140)