Artistic / Music Director

Maya Barsacq is the founder and conductor of Cadenza now in it's ninth season. An ardent and dedicated advocate of classical music and especially contemporary classical music, Barsacq has strived to champion new compositions since the inception of the orchestra. She has conducted Four World Premieres, Nine US Premieres and Three West Coast Premieres with Cadenza. She also works as a freelance music director, conducting opera, and musical theater pieces. Barsacq is a strong advocate of music education and appreciation in and out of the classroom. She also hosted a radio show - The Aeolian Impromptu - on KUSP for eight years, and is the proud recipient of the 2005 Gail Rich Award for her dedication to the arts.

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