Roger KaliaRoger Kalia played trumpet with the MYO Principal Orchestra from 2001-2003 and toured China with MYO in 2001. Winner of the 2013 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Roger Kalia has been hailed as a conductor who conducts with “vigor” and “commitment” (Charlotte Observer) and for bringing a “fresh view to classical music” (The Republic). He began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony in September 2013 and he is in his third and final season as Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles. As co-founder and Music Director of the Lake George Music Festival, Mr. Kalia conducts the Lake George Festival Orchestra and chamber ensembles every summer in upstate New York. The first classical music festival of its kind in Lake George, the orchestra brings together young professionals and current students from many prestigious institutions including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, Kansas City, New World, Dallas, Boise, Detroit, San Antonio, and the premier conservatories in the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music.

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Roger Kalia, Trumpet

MYO Class of 2003