Monday, February 6, 2012

Latin side of the violin

Winners of the 2011 Latin American Music Center Competition, violinist Colin Sorgi and pianist Jooeun Pak present a recital of works by Spanish and Latin American composers.
Co-sponsored by Trinity University and the Latin American Music Center.

Manuel da Falla - Suite Populaire Espagnole
Paul Desenne - Venezuelan Suite
Miguel del Aguila - Seducción
Gabriela Lena Frank - Sueños de Chambi
Manuel Ponce - Estrellita
Astor Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango

The musicians present this program as part of a series of concerts promoting their recently-released debut album "...Eco de Violín". The CD features premiere recordings of some of the most exciting music for violin and piano written in the last ten years by living composers from Latin America now active in the USA.
...Eco de Violín can be purchased here:

The Performers:
A champion of contemporary music, violinist Colin Sorgi is the founder and artistic direcor of the Baltimore-based SONAR new music ensemble. He has collaborated wtih members of Alarm Will Sound and Ensemble Intercontemporain. An avid chamber musician, he has been first violinist of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Kuttner Quartet in Residence, as well as co-founder of the San Antonio-based River City Chamber Players. He has studied at both the Peabody Conservatory and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under renowned violinists Herbert Greenbert and Jaime Laredo. Colin is also an award-winning composer.

Pianist Hooeun Pak, a native of South Korea, started playing the piano at age four. She first studied music an pre-med under scholarships at the University of Puget Sound and, at the time of this recording, was completing doctoral studies at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music under pianist Edmund Battersby. Jooeun has won prizes in several national and international piano competitions as a soloist, including the Gold Medal in the Korean National Piano Competition and the Grand Prize in the Kyung Hyang Newspaper Competition. She has performed with the Castleton Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and at the Atlanta Music Festival in Maine.

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