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Guild Program: Meet Rei Hotoda
Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Rei Hotoda is currently serving as the associate conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as guest conductor with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas, among many others. She is also an accomplished pianist. She has conducted from the piano the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Edmonton, and Utah. A consummate advocate of new music, Ms. Hotoda has led premieres of works by John Cage, Dai Fujikura, and Salvatore Sciarrino, and has championed and recorded compositions by female composers, including Vivian Fung and Jennifer Higdon. As a recording artist, Ms. Hotoda’s work has been released on the Centrediscs and Signpost Records labels, including her first recording as a solo pianist, Apparitions, that features works by Hisada, Ho, Fung and Takemitsu. Ms. Hotoda is the recipient of several awards, including the 2006 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship as well as a Peabody Career Development Grant.