Radu Paponiu, conductor
Adam Satinsky, cello
Beethoven (arr. Brett Dean) — Adagio molto e mesto
Haydn — Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Mozart — Symphony No. 40
Associate Conductor Radu Paponiu leads the core musicians of the Naples Philharmonic in a superb evening of classical works, including Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major featuring solo performance by principal cellist Adam Satinsky.
Radu Paponiu is the Associate Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, having previously served for two years as Assistant Conductor, and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. During the 2018-19 season, he conducted the Naples Philharmonic in nearly 20 different classical, education and pops programs.
Radu recently completed his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Hugh Wolff. While in Boston, he was also conductor apprentice with the Handel and Haydn Society, assisting Harry Christophers and Richard Egarr. For two consecutive summers, Radu furthered his studies in conducting at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, Colorado, where he worked with Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, Larry Rachleff, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese. Additionally, Radu has completed both a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma degree in violin performance at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with Robert Lipsett.
Radu has appeared as guest conductor for concerts with the Naples Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra and participated in a conducting workshop with the New World Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas. He has served on the conducting faculty for the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in New York, and he has also served as cover conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Adam Satinsky began his cello studies at age 6. By the age of 13, Adam had already performed the Boccherini and Saint-Saens Cello Concerti with Interlochen’s National Music Camp orchestras and had begun studies with soloist Stephen Kates at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. While a student there, he received chamber music coaching from Earl Carlyss of the Juilliard Quartet, and he was appointed to the principal position of the Peabody Chamber Orchestra, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major during his junior year.
In the ensuing four years, Adam attained a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music under Paul Katz’s tutelage. He then joined János Starker’s famed cello studio at Indiana University Bloomington, where he earned an artist’s diploma and won the concerto competition. He performed at Merkin Concert Hall with the IU New Music Ensemble and attended the Marlboro Music Festival twice during that time.
As a professional cellist, Adam has held the principal position in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and currently sits principal chair of the Naples Philharmonic under world-renowned Music Director Andrey Boreyko. Over the past two decades, he has played summers at the illustrious Grand Teton, Bellingham and Colorado music festivals. He has been featured as a recitalist in concert series in Vermont, New York, Maryland, Iowa and Florida. In the summer of 2018, he helped to establish the Lowcountry Chamber Music Festival — a perfect retreat for chamber music devotees in Savannah, Georgia and Beaufort, South Carolina.