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UW Campus Philharmonia Orchestras

  • Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Campus Philharmonia Orchestras Spring Concert

Free concerts led by graduate students of the orchestral conducting program.

University of Washington Campus Philharmonia Orchestras present:

Beethoven - Overture to Prometheus, Op. 43
             Mario Alejandro Torres, conductor
Tchaikovsky - Suite No. 4 "Mozartiana", Op. 61
             Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (1st Mov)
             Charlotte Ishikawa, piano (High school concerto competition winner)
             Mario Alejandro Torres, conductor
Grieg - Symphonic Dances Op. 64 
             Abbie Naze, conductor

Conductor Bios:

Abbie Naze

Abbie Naze is a second year graduate student at the University of Washington where she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting under the leadership of Dr. David Rahbee and Maestro Ludovic Morlot. As a Teaching Assistant, she conducts the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and periodically the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. Abbie has been accepted to numerous workshops and festivals for both conducting and cello, such as The Pierre Monteux School, The International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, and The New York Conducting Institute. A native of North Dakota, Naze graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Cello Performance.

Mario Alejandro Torres

Mario Alejandro Torres, a native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is in his first year of doctoral studies at University of Washington, pursuing a degree in orchestral conducting under the mentorship of David Alexander Rahbee and Ludovic Morlot. Mario is co-conductor of UW Campus Philharmonia Orchestras, and assistant conductor for UW Symphony Orchestra. Mario holds a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Ithaca College under the mentorship of Jeffery Meyer. As a violist, he holds a Bachelor (’13) and a Master (’14) of Music in Viola Performance from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Additionally, Mario has been a conducting student of Michael Jinbo at the Monteux School and Music Festival, where he has also served as an orchestral assistant. He has also performed in master classes led by Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, and Mark Stringer.  

He has guest conducted Orquesta de Camara de San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the Eddy Snijders Orchestra in Paramaribo, Suriname, the Caddo Parish High School Honor Orchestra in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Youth Orchestra of Académie Musicale Occide Jeanty in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.

As a violist, Mario has soloed with Orquesta de Camara de San Pedro Sula, NSULA Symphony and Chamber orchestras, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and the Monteux School and Music Festival. Mario has been a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and he performed with them in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, and England. He has been co-principal violist for Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Shreveport Summer Music Festival. He has also play with Shreveport, Longview, Rapides, Marshall, and Costa Rica Symphony Orchestras. As an educator he has taught at Escuela de Música Victoriano Lopez in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Louisiana Academy of Music in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Mario also holds degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration, and completed a nine-month professional certificate program in Community Leadership, Teaching Artistry, and Social Entrepreneurship for musicians with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Global Leaders Program.

Lorenzo Guggenheim

Lorenzo Guggenheim is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Orchestra Conducting in the University of Washington in Seattle under the mentorship of Dr. David Rahbee and Ludovic Morlot. He is Teaching Assistant in UW, conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras and Assistant conductor of UW Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with Honors from the UCA (Argentina) in Orchestral Conducting (2014)He obtained an Artist Diploma in Contemporary Music Ensemble Conducting in Buenos Aires. 

His professional debut came in 2012 and since then he conducted in some of the most important theaters in Argentina, conducting in the renowned Teatro Colon in 2014The next year he conducted the National Symphony of Chile for the closing concert of Maestro Garrett Keast’s Masterclass. He studied with Maestro Grzegorz Nowak in the Miami Music Festival and was Assistant Conductor of its Opera Studio. 

He was part of a dozen conducting masterclasses with renowned conductors in Argentina, Chile and USA.  In Buenos Aires he conducted the most prestigious contemporary ensembles and musical theater. In 2014 he published a book about Argentine composer Marta Lambertini’s opera ¡Cenicientaaa..! and an article in the Magazine of the Institute of Musicology Investigation “Carlos Vega”.