Wittenberg Artists Welcomes Two New Artists
American cellist Seth Parker Woods and Canadian conductor Naomi Woo have signed on for general management
On the Wittenberg Artists roster, Seth Parker Woods and Naomi Woo join the likes of Stella Chen, Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, and Philippe Quint.
Both artists will be represented by Martin Wittenberg and came to the agency from no previous management.
Cellist Seth Parker Woods was given the 2022 Chamber Music America Michael Jaffee Visionary Award. Currently serving as Assistant Professor of Practice - Cello and Chamber Music at USC Thornton School of Music, he was previously an Artist in Residence with the Kaufman Music Center and the Seattle Symphony.
His multimedia project Difficult Grace featured Seth in the triple role of cellist, narrator/guide, and movement artist. First performed at the Seattle Symphony, the new fully-realized version includes an onstage collaboration with choreographer Roderick George and will receive its world premiere at the 92nd St NY in November 2022.
Conductor Naomi Woo is the current assistant conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her recent engagements include the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain Montreal, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
A former participant of the Aix-en-Provence Festival's Women Opera Maker's Workshop, Naomi starts her 22-23 season in London, conducting the Tangram ensemble at LSO St Luke's and assisting at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre. Later this season, she will lead the Orchestre Symphonique de l'Estuaire, where she is a music director candidate.