Erina Yashima

Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the extension for Erina Yashima as the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice through the 2018/19 season. Yashima was appointed to the position in 2015 for a two-year term covering the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

In recognition of her accomplishments over the past two seasons, Muti and the CSOA made the decision to extend the young German-born conductor’s term in the role. She is the third Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice, a position that Muti helped to establish at the beginning of his tenure as music director.

During her tenure as Solti Conducting Apprentice, Yashima has spent at least 10 weeks each season studying and assisting Muti in Chicago during his residencies with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Yashima has also had a close association with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO’s training orchestra for young professional musicians with may podium appearances.


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