Chamber Concerts: Rossini, Shostakovich, Mozart and Bolling

Philip Hansen, violoncello
Nilson Bellotto, double bass
Tiago Ellwanger, violin
Eduardo Swerts, violoncello
Ayumi Shigeta, piano
Alexandre Braga, flute
Martha Pacífico, violin
Nathan Medina, viola
Lucas Barros, violoncello
Renata Xavier, flute
Pablo Guiñez, double bass
Rafael Alberto, percussion

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ROSSINI
SHOSTAKOVICH
MOZART
BOLLING
Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285
Suite for flute and jazz piano trio: Excerpts

Philip Hansen, violoncello

Principal Cello of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2015, Philip’s commitment to diverse musical genres and to educative and community projects have earned him distinction as a performer. He was a USA Department of State Cultural Ambassador to Russia and a guest artist-in-residence at both the Beijing and Shanghai central conservatories, as well as a long-time faculty member of the Académie Internationale Musicale in Provence, France. Founder and Artistic Director of the Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music, Philip has a solo album of tango music, Bragatissimo, that has been broadcasted around the world, including the NPR-USA and CBC. He collaborated on and composed the theme music to Charlie the Cello, a children’s book and stage production by author Deborah Nicholson that he performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Born in Campo Bom, South region of Brazil, Tiago was member of the University of Caxias do Sul Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, Sheboygan Symphony and YOA Orchestra of the Americas. He played with renowned conductors such as Carlos Miguel Prieto, Dante Anzolini, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Bridget-Michaele Reischl and Osvaldo Ferreira. As soloist, he performed with the UFRGS Orchestra and the Ulbra Chamber Orchestra. Among the awards Tiago has earned are the Sesi Orchestra Young Soloists, UWM Concerto Competition and UTK Concerto Competition. In 2003, he also won Curitiba Chamber Music Competition with pianist Francisco Dellandréa, for their performances of Villa-Lobos’ compositions. Tiago has a Bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a violinist of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2010.

Eduardo has been a member of orchestras in Brazil, Germany, in the Festival delle Nazioni in Italy and, for two seasons, he was Principal Cello of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. He has performed as soloist in Portugal, Germany, and at the premiere of Dos Pampa Sur by Rufo Herrera, with the Ouro Preto Chamber Orchestra. With pianist Risa Adachi, Eduardo won the Münster Chamber Music Competition, performing in Germany, Greece and Portugal. It was also in Germany that he obtained his Master’s degree, Artist Diploma and completed Chamber Music courses at the Musikhochschule Münster and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. For three years, he also gave cello lessons at German music schools. Born in Belo Horizonte, Eduardo graduated in Music at the Minas Gerais State University (UEMG) and joined the Minas Gerais Philharmonic in 2012.

Ayumi has been awarded in several Brazilian competitions focused in chamber music and has performed as soloist with the São Paulo Philharmonic, Cultura Radio and Television Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphony (Osesp), where she also appears frequently as guest keyboardist. She has participated in festivals, masterclasses and had lessons with teachers and pianists such as Paul Rutman, Paul Badura-Skoda and Gilberto Tinetti. Born in Hyogo-ken, Japan, Ayumi moved to Brazil in 1977. At fifteen, she performed her first solo recital at Museu de Arte de São Paulo (Masp), playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Most of her musical education took place at São Paulo Music School and at Magda Tagliaferro Foundation, where she works as a piano teacher since 2000. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Mozarteum College and a Master’s degree from the University of Campinas, under Eduardo Garcia and Mauricy Martin. Ayumi also has a degree in Harpsichord under Ilton Wjuniski at Magda Tagliaferro Foundation, with a fellowship from the Vitae Foundation. She is the Keyboards Principal at Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2010.

Member of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation, Renata began her studies at seven at Juscelino Kubitscheck de Oliveira State Conservatory in her hometown, Pouso Alegre, countryside of Minas Gerais. In 2002, she obtained her bachelor’s degree at São Paulo State University (Unesp) under Jean Noel Saghaard. Renata has participated in major music festivals in Brazil, including the Campos do Jordão, Curitiba Music Workshop and Música nas Montanhas. As guest musician, she performed with São José dos Campos, Rio Claro and Santos symphony orchestras. She has also been a member of other Brazilian ensembles such as São Paulo State Youth Symphonic Band, São Paulo State Youth Symphonic Orchestra, Guarulhos Youth Orchestra, Heliópolis Symphony, Cubatão Symphonic Band and São Paulo University Symphony Orchestra.

Programa de Concerto

23 Jun 2020
Tuesday, 8:30 pm

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