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Hugh Wolff in the News

Posted at 10:30 AM on February 29, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

Former SPCO music director Hugh Wolff has a new job. The New England Conservatory of Music has hired him to fill the newly created position of Director of Orchestras, with a mandate to revitalize the school's orchestra program. See his job description here.

Perhaps not coincidentally, his new boss will be former Minnesota Orchestra president Tony Woodcock.

P.S. I recommend Hugh Wolff's website. I read a lot of artist bios, and mostly they follow the same formula: "X is among the greatest [fill-in-the-blanks] of his/her generation, has played with [list of 15-20 prestigious orchestras and conductors] and has recorded x number of recordings ..." In short, they don't tell you anything about the person. Hugh Wolff's bio, on the other hand, is a revealing first-person narrative that I enjoyed reading.

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