The Portland (Ore.) Youth Philharmonic has announced the appointment of KIRI MURAKAMI-LOEHMANN as executive director. She has served as general manager and artistic administrator of the Princeton (N.J.) Symphony Orchestra, and before that worked in the education department of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Also a composer, Murakami-Loehmann has written orchestral pieces on commission from the Gemini Youth Orchestra (Melville, N.Y.) and from the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (West Windsor, N.J.) A former concertmaster of the New York Youth Symphony and first-prize winner of The Juilliard School’s violin competition, she graduated from Princeton University in music theory/composition, Japanese, and environmental studies.  

Posted October 21, 2014