Chamber Concerts | Verdi, Bax and Schubert

Luka Milanovic, violin
Hyu-Kyung Yung, violin
Mikahil Bugaev, viola
William Neres, violoncello
Maria Fernanda Gonçalves, english horn
Clémence Boinot, harp
Luis Andrés Moncada, violin
Ana Paula Schmidt, violin
Valentina Shmyreva, viola
Eduardo Swerts, violoncello
Frank Haemmer, violin
Camila Pacífico, violoncello
Marcos Lemes
Ayumi Shigeta, piano

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VERDI
BAX
SCHUBERT
String Quartet in E minor
In Memoriam
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "The Trout"

Ana Paula Schmidt began her violin studies at the age of six with José Carlos Lima. In 1998, she started studying in the class of Professor Marcello Guerchfeld, in an extension course at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – where she later obtained her Bachelor’s degree under the guidance of Hella Frank. In the United States, she was a student of Charles Stegeman in California and, in 2013, completed her Master’s degree at the Michigan State University under the guidance of Dmitri Berlinsky. In 2016, she received an Artist Diploma from the Azusa Pacific University in the class of Nathan Cole. She has also appeared in several festivals, such as Campos do Jordão, Santa Catarina, Música nas Montanhas and the InterHarmony International in Italy. Ana Paula is a former member of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul Philharmonic, Theatro São Pedro Chamber and the University of Caxias do Sul Symphony orchestras. She has also performed as a guest at the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra and West Michigan Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Marcos Lemes graduated from The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, at the Tel Aviv University, a study program created in a joint initiative with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO). There, he studied under the guidance of Nir Comforty, to whom he is grateful for the generous five years of learning. During that period, Marcos developed his skills of orchestral practice at the IPO under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Christoph von Dohnányi, Peter Oundjian, and Lahav Shani. In 2015, he received the Certificate of Honor for Outstanding Achievement for his performance in the Buchmann-Mehta training program. Performing several times as Principal Double bass for the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony, he took part on various tours and presented in music halls such as Carnegie Hall, in New York; Alte Oper, in Frankfurt; Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater and São Paulo Hall, last both in Brazil. With them, Marcos has had the opportunity to work with great conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Yoav Talmi, Zeev Dorman, and Julian Rachlin. Marcos Lemes was born in the city of Guaratinguetá, in 1985. He began his studies at the age of nineteen, with Umberto Bertrami, in the Projeto de Educação Musical do Santuário de Aparecida (an Educational Project). He went on to study with Sérgio de Oliveira at the Baccarelli Institute (São Paulo), and with Gael Lhoumeau in a special music project for schools, in the city of Barra Mansa (Rio de Janeiro). Marcos took part in masterclasses with Duncan McTier, Peter Mark, Teddy Kling, and Waldemar Schwiertz.

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.

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