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Rhett Del Campo

Rhett is an innovative professional with over 10 years of international work experience. He is skilled at building alliances and understands cultural context as it relates to the arts in different cities throughout the world. Working for Duple Meter, Rhett is devoted to taking his experiences as an artist and administrator and using them to bridge the gap between the worlds of the performer, the management that facilitates them, and the public. Through his unique, in-depth knowledge of what it takes to make arts organizations successful, Rhett excels in finding solutions that bring every aspect together in order to operate effectively at the highest standards.

A Chicago native, Rhett was the Principal Percussionist at the Royal Swedish Opera and Ballet in Stockholm, Sweden from 2006 to 2010. He performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen, at the BBC Proms and on international tours. He also played with the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, in concert tours to Abu Dhabi and throughout Germany, and in opera productions lead by Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta. In the U.S., Rhett has played with the Kansas City, Detroit and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and was a percussion fellow with the New World Symphony, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. He has filmed and recorded with the Royal Swedish Opera, Philharmonia Orchestra, Palau de les Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony.

Musical training for Rhett began on piano at the age of 3. He appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a live telecast in 1991 and was the winner of the Baldwin National and Music Teachers National Association Piano Competitions. He has been a featured soloist in performances at Symphony Center in Chicago and at the Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence, Italy. Rhett's diverse experiences have helped him to understand the common thread that generates success for organizations under the umbrella of the arts. Interested in making performances more accessible, he also understands the client's need to get the most out of their customers while making their product stand out in an inviting aesthetic.

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