Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (Yermosh) joins the Orlando Philharmonic as Concertmaster for the 2011-12 Season. She comes to the Orlando Philharmonic from the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, in Syracuse, New York, where she served as Associate Concertmaster in 2011 and as a section violinist (2009-2011). Prior to that, she served as Concertmaster with the Verbier Festival Orchestra (2000, 2002-2007), under the direction of James Levine, music director. She was also with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, where she served as Concertmaster (for M. Vengerov EMI Recording 2005-07). She also served part-time with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (section violin – 2008) and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (section first violin – 2008); she was also the winner of the Associate Concertmaster Auditions (2006) for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Bergeron-Langlois attended the New England Conservatory of Music (Ushioda & Weilerstein Studios) where she received a Bachelor of Music in violin performance (2002); Master of Music in violin performance (2004); and Graduate Diploma (2006).
Some of the teachers, coaches and conductors she has had the privilege to play for include: Masuko Ushioda, James Levine, Robert Mann, Valery Gergiev, Don Weilerstein, Isidore Cohen, Sylvia Rosenberg, Kurt Masur, Neeme Jarvi, Yumi Scott, Laurence Lesser, Paul Katz, Yuri Temirkanov, Seiji Ozawa, Sergei Kravchenko, Patricia Zander, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Zubin Metha, Pamela Frank, Christian Telzlaff, Don Weilerstein, and Herbert Blomstedt.
Ms. Bergeron-Langlois was the 2002 winner of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project Concerto Competition; NEC Concerto Competition and Commencement Concert Competition Winner (2000, 2002-2004); and the winner at the “Adolescent’s Assemblies of Arts” International Competition, in Moscow (1994).