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Name: Harry J Marenstein
Skills: Conductor, Player
Phone: +1 (917) 698-7796
Address: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Links: E-mail
Associate Music Director and Associate Conductor of New York's Musica Bella Orchestra since 2003, conductor & violinist Harry J. Marenstein holds a Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included Harold Farberman, Carl Topilow, and Louis Lane, former Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony. He has participated in masterclasses with such noted conductors as Zdenek Macal, Daniel Lewis, Kenneth Kiesler, George Manahan, Apo Hsu, and Larry Rachleff, as well as composers Thea Musgrave and Richard Wargo.

While at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Marenstein appeared on the podium of several of its orchestras, its opera theater, and many smaller ensembles. Highlights include the Cleveland premiere of Conrad Popeís Summer Sketches, Gilbert & Sullivanís The Gondoliers, and a live radio and Internet broadcast from Clevelandís Tower City Celebration.

An active proponent of new music, particularly that of American composers, Mr. Marenstein currently serves as Resident Conductor of Forecast Music, and has performed and recorded with Anti-Social Music, both New York-based composer collectives. Other recording projects include Gal Zivís "Iyov" for Soprano, Baritone, String Quartet, and Drum Loop, and Peter Gilbertís Introduction and Passacaglia for Orchestra. He also holds the position of Chamber Music Coordinator with the Brooklyn Heights Music Society.

In addition to his work in the U.S., Mr. Marenstein has appeared with Bulgariaís Pleven Philharmonic and Varna State Symphony.



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