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Thursday, November 22 • 13:00 - 13:55
"The Well-tempered Viola" - Sounds from Middle and South America

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The Well-Tempered Viola - Sounds from Middle and South America

Rafael Díaz - Enojado Allá Arriba, for amplified viola
   (English Title: “Will There be Someone Whose Hands Can Sustain This Falling?”)
Georgina Isabel Rossi viola

Modesta Bor - Sonata for viola and piano
Beatriz Lockhart - Capricho Montevideano for viola and piano
Orquídea Guandique-Araniva viola, Fernando Zuñiga-Chanto piano

Juan Esteban Cuacci  - Cromado
Cromado 1    
Loquedia 1    
Cromado 13    
Cromado 7    
Gato Sueco    
Silvina Alvarez viola, Juan Esteban Cuacci piano

Programme Notes:

Rafael Díaz (composition faculty, Universidad de Chile), is an ethnomusicologist whose compositions live and breathe the language and song of Andean indigenous culture. His writing is a rare exhibit of a sincere and familiar pining for communication. The piece "Enojado Allá Arriba" makes use of amplification and noticeable reverb to generate the effect of a lone voice calling out from a mountain-top. The poetic tunes are idiosyncratically expressed through the teeth of tremolando or  bird-like continuous trilling.

Modesta Bor was a Venezuelan composer and studied composition in Caracas with Vicente Emilio Sojo, graduating in 1959, and later, studied with Khachaturian at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (1960-62).
The Sonata for viola and piano was composed in 1960 according with her first compositional period, embedded with the nationalistic movement of her time.

Beatriz Lockhart is and Uruguayan composer. She studied in Uruguay with Carlos Estrada and Héctor Tosar. From 1969 to 1970 she attended the Di Tella Institute in Buenos Aires to study composition and electronic music with Ginastera, Gandini and Kroepfl. During that period, she wrote orchestral, chamber and piano works, and electronic music.

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Fernando Zuñiga-Chanto

Pianist, Universidad de Costa Rica
Born in Costa Rica, Fernando Zúñiga is equally at home when playing bassoon or piano. Sought after as a collaborative pianist, orchestral bassoonist, and chamber musician both in bassoon and piano, Fernando’s international appearances include the International Double Reed Society... Read More →
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Georgina Isabel Rossi

Chilean-American violist Georgina Rossi uses music to distinguish the individual voice within the din. Born and raised in Santiago, Ms. Rossi performs throughout South America and the United States; most recently she had debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Uncuyo in Mendoza, under... Read More →
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Juan Esteban Cuacci

Pianist, Composer
Juan Esteban Cuacci was born 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a self-taught musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer.In 2014, he was named Outstanding Personality of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires by the city government.He started his professional career at the age... Read More →
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Orquídea Guandique-Araniva

Universidad de Costa Rica
Violist Orquídea Guandique-Araniva teaches Viola and Music History at the Universidad de Costa Rica since 2011.She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona, where she also received a Master of Music degree, and graduated with honors from the Universidad... Read More →
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Silvina Alvarez

Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Born in Córdoba, Argentina. Silvina studied mainly with Humberto Carfi and José Bondar.In 2002 she moved to Europe where she studied with Alan Kovacs, (Madrid), Bruno Giuranna (Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland) where she obtained the Diploma of Master in... Read More →

Thursday November 22, 2018 13:00 - 13:55 CET
Hofplein Rotterdam, Main Theatre Benthemstraat 13, 3032 CC Rotterdam, Netherlands