Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

Musical Exhibition

8 pm, Friday, November 27, 2009

Conductor: Geoffrey Moull
Guest Artist: Adrian Fung, cello

RICHARD WAGNER
Meistersinger Prelude

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Cello Concerto No. 1

CAMERON WILSON
A Brief History of Western Music with Apologies to Henry Mancini, Op. 1

MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Pictures at an Exhibition

Geoffrey Moull

Geoffrey Moull

Geoffrey Moull's engaging personality, passionate pursuit of musical excellence and elegant style reflect his extensive conducting experience in Europe and North America. Geoffrey was Music Director of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2009; during his tenure the ensemble grew to become one of the best regional orchestras in Canada. The TBSO was regularly broadcast coast-to-coast on CBC Radio 2 and their CD recording "Variations on a Memory" was nominated for a Juno Award. Previous to his TBSO appointment, Geoffrey was Principal Conductor of the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera in Germany. In addition to his symphonic experience, Mr. Moull has conducted close to one hundred works of the opera and ballet repertoire.

His busy international conducting career has included performances with such renowned ensembles as the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Opera Berlin, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Opera Hannover, the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Metz Opera, the German Rhine Opera, the Luxemburg Opera, the San Remo Symphony, the Szombathely Symphony and the International May Festival in Wiesbaden.

Geoffrey has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Measha Brueggergosman, Anton Kuerti, James Ehnes, Johan Botha, Marc-Andr� Hamelin, Matthias Goerne, Tracy Dahl and Andr� Laplante. In addition to recording for both radio and television, his world premiere recordings of Louis Spohr's "Faust" and Theo Loevendie's "Esm�e" were received with international acclaim. Das Orchester, Germany's leading music magazine, wrote that "his interpretation was magnificent, with wonderful judging of phrasing, atmosphere and warmth" and he is the recipient of Opernwelt's "Opera of the Year" award.

Geoffrey is a graduate of Etobicoke Collegiate, McGill University and the Hochschule f�r Musik in Detmold, Germany. His conducting teachers include Kyrill Kondrashin, Sergiu Celibidache, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the course of his career, Geoffrey was also Associate Music Director of the M�nster Symphony and Opera, Principal Conductor of the Trier Symphony and Opera, Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of the State Hochschule f�r Musik in M�nster, has given master classes for the Music Council of Bavaria and the University of Southern California, and is Mentor to the Opera Program at Wilfrid Laurier University.