The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has announced that music director, internationally acclaimed violinist Jaime Laredo, will continue to serve as artistic leader of the orchestra though the 2011-2012 season. Laredo has led Vermont's professional orchestra as musical director since 2000.
Laredo, a resident of Guilford, is known as one of the greatest violinists and chamber musicians in the world. Over the years, he has drawn world-renowned guest soloists to perform in Vermont, including Andr Watts, Leon Fleisher, Lang Lang and Peter Serkin. Laredo and his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson, have celebrated more than 30 years with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. He is also a highly respected conductor and teacher and serves on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music.