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Matías Tarnopolsky was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2018. He came to Philadelphia from Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was executive and artistic director since 2009. He brings to Philadelphia the vision that he articulated while at Cal Performances—artistic excellence, advocacy and accessibility—which informs all aspects of the Orchestra’s internationally recognized performing arts and educational programs.
A classically trained musician, Matías received degrees in music and musicology from the University of London’s King’s College. In 2013, he was named one of Musical America’s international “Movers & Shakers: 30 Key Influencers in the Performing Arts.”
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Encore broadcast – originally aired April 25, 2019.