01 August 2012

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony's New Conductor!

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society proudly presents the new Lincoln Youth Symphony Conductor! After two wonderful years, Robert Bott has moved and can no longer continue conducting for us, and we are very fortunate to have Samuel Runolfson carrying on the tradition of excellence by taking over as conductor of Brigham City's Lincoln Youth Symphony. His musical endeavors have been exciting to watch over the years, including a trip to the MTNA National Finals with a chamber music trio!

Samuel Runolfson grew up in Ogden and is a Graduate from Weber State University in the Music Education program. Samuel is currently attending the University of Utah for a Masters in Cello Performance. Samuel began playing the cello in Middle School and has since studied with Dr. Paul Joines, Pegsoon Whang, Dr. Viktor Uzur and is currently studying with Elliot Cheney. Samuel has been principal cellist of the Weber State Symphony Orchestra, the New American Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra Ogden. An avid chamber musician Samuel has performed in quartets, quintets and trios throughout Northern Utah and has spent countless hours in the public schools performing, lecturing and teaching music to students from Elementary to High School. Samuel also performed and taught in Haiti during the summer of 2008. Samuel has conducted the Bonneville Youth Orchestra, Weber State Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, Morgan Valley Strings, and various High Schools and Jr. High Schools for clinics, as well as festivals.

His contributions to our program will be fabulous!

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