Conductor & Cellist
Abbie Naze is quickly establishing herself as a young, vibrant conductor. Having conducted in various masterclasses throughout the world, she has worked with musicians from professional orchestras such as the New Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the Lviv Philharmonic. Abbie has conducted in numerous master-classes and workshops for highly-respected conductors such as Ludovic Morlot, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, and Paul Vermel.
In 2016, Naze studied conducting in Maine under the leadership of Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival where she conducted the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra in concert.
Currently, she is Director of Orchestra at Pierce College in Puyallup, Wa. Additionally, she was recently named Director of Music and Liturgy at Seattle’s Our Lady of the Lake Parish where she conducts the OLL Choir at weekly masses alongside other liturgical events and concerts. Previously, Abbie was conductor of the University of Washington Campus Philharmonia Orchestras and Assistant Conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra as Graduate Assistant.
Naze completed a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington under the tutelage of David A. Rahbee and Ludovic Morlot. Before her studies in Seattle, Abbie received a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Minot State University where she studied cello with Erik Anderson. As a cellist, Naze was a soloist with the Minot Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their 2014 MSO Concerto Competition and has also been accepted to perform and study at numerous music festivals across the country, including the Catskill High Peaks Festival in New York led by Yehuda Hanani and the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra in Hancock, Maine. Abbie currently resides in Seattle, WA.
Pierce College Orchestra
Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Cellos in G, RV 531
-Isa Thronsley & Wayne Chan, cello
Britten - Simple Symphony, op. 4
March 18 @ 7pm
Arts & Allied Health - Theater
Pierce College - Puyallup, WA
$5 General Admission