“A stunning performance”

– Cincinnati Enquirer

“Unquestionable strength and authority”

– The New York Times

“Superb performance, impressive program”

– Chautauquan Daily

“Directed with panache”

– Gramophone Magazine

“A tremendous performance”

– Heilbronn Stimme

Sarah Ioannides, Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, conductor, producer and curator, connects with audiences and communities by creating innovative and collaborative orchestral projects and programs that are moving and relevant to today’s society.

Ioannides is recognized as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors today. She is active internationally as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Seattle Symphony (Untitled Series), Calgary Philharmonic and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. Sarah has recorded world premieres with the Royal Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra. 

A coach and mentor for many young musicians and conductors, she is Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting and Composing, and coaches for The Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Network. Sarah Ioannides is in demand as guest speaker, presenter and conductor for institutions, organizations, conservatories and universities.

A coach and mentor for many young musicians and conductors, she is Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting and Composing, and coaches for The Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Network. Sarah Ioannides is in demand as guest speaker, presenter and conductor for institutions, organizations, conservatories and universities.

“The other big discovery was guest conductor Sarah Ioannides…vigorous, solid, and with an unusually vibrant sonority. Her programming ideas were provocative”

 

-David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Enquirer

Sarah Ioannides-Director of Symphony Tacoma

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Concert Review: A Requiem of Light in Darkness

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In deep darkness, light shines brighter — and so the pairing by Symphony Tacoma of Mozart’s iconic, soul-baring Requiem with a joyful composition by Tacoma children made for a powerful season ending June 4. The evening — and the light — began with “Eternal Light,” a piece in several parts commissioned by the orchestra from Tacoma’s youth.

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Ioannides Runs 26.2 for Cascade Conducting Scholarships

Ioannides Runs 26.2 for Cascade Conducting Scholarships

The Fifth Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass, with the motto “Excellence through Equity,” is dedicated to bringing world-class musical education to talented and diverse musicians from the US and around the world. This Sunday, I will run my first full marathon to raise money for the scholarship fund.

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