The Crossroads Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Treger, Conductor

The Crossroads Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Treger, Conductor

The Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) evolved from Crossroads School’s unique music major program, instituted in 1978 by the Elizabeth Heller Mandell family and the Clarence E. Heller Foundation in honor and memory of Elizabeth Heller Mandell, a trustee of Crossroads and a supporter of the arts in Los Angeles. Since 1981, more than 150 musicians have graduated from the program, one of the few music-specific programs hosted at a high school. Many of the graduates have gone on to distinguished professional careers as performers, teachers, or mentors. In sharing their talents and passion for music, members of the institute have made a difference in the world through their career and service to others.

Alexander Treger began his musical training at the age of five in his native Russia, where he studied violin and piano. By the age of 13 he had won numerous music competitions, and he was later chosen by the renowned violinist David Oistrakh to study at the Moscow Conservatory. Treger has served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1985 and has also guest conducted with the Guangzhou Orchestra in China, California’s Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Moscow State Orchestra. In addition, he has served as music director of the American Youth Symphony since 1998. He was appointed the music director/conductor of the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra in 1993.

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