Juan-Salvador Carrasco

LA Orchestra Fellow: cello

Juan-Salvador Carrasco, son of film director Salvador Carrasco and violinist Andrea Sanderson, was born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles. He has been playing the cello since he was six years old and studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Ronald Leonard and Eleonore Schoenfeld and at USC with Ralph Kirshbaum. A semi-finalist in the national Sphinx Competition, he received Grand Prizes at the Brentwood/Westwood and Pacific Palisades Young Artists Competitions, First Place prizes in the ASTA California State and Los Angeles Violoncello Society Competitions, and the Herbert Zipper award. He has performed the Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn C Major, Saint-Saëns, and Vivaldi Double Cello Concertos with various orchestras in the U.S. and Mexico and played under Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel and Yo-Yo Ma. Carrasco has also participated in the Heifetz International Music Institute Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Seminar, London Master Classes (England), PyeongChang Music Festival (Korea), Young Artists Program (Canada), Meadowmount School of Music, and Perlman Music Program.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.