Robert J. Birgeneau, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, has announced the appointment of MATÍAS TARNOPOLSKY as director of the presenting organization Cal Performances, effective August 10, 2009. Since January 2006 Tarnopolsky has served as vice president, artistic planning, at the New York Philharmonic. He had previously spent seven years at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, first as director of programming and then as senior director of artistic planning. From 1997 to 1999 he was a producer for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in London, Tarnopolsky pursued early studies in piano, conducting and clarinet before going on to King’s College at the University of London, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s in musicology.   

Tarnopolsky photo by Kat Wade

Post May 21, 2009