Spanning Nations

2020 FESTIVAL SOLOISTS

Steven Vanhauwaert, piano

BELGIUM

A native of Belgium, Steven Vanhauwaert was hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique.”  Since then, Mr. Vanhauwaert has appeared in solo recitals at the world’s leading venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the Concertgebouw, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, among others. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Pacific Symphony, Flemish Symphony, Lviv Philharmonic, USC Symphony, Auburn Symphony, Kyiv Kamerata, and Peninsula Symphony.

He is the recipient of the Maurice Lefranc award, the Galiot Prize, and the Grand Prize at the 2004 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. Mr. Vanhauwaert is a Steinway Artist.

Bo Collins & Rene Carson Fellow

Ambroise Aubrun, violin

FRANCE

French violinist Ambroise Aubrun, enjoys an international career as soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician and pedagogue. The recipient of numerous awards, Ambroise is the recipient of the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Foundation de France, 1st Prize winner of the Vatelot competition and Mouans Sartoux Competition.

Aubrun is the music director of the Sonnets and Sonatas Lecture Concert series at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and currently Assistant Professor of Violin at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Aubrun previously held teaching positions at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.

National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Emilio Colón

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, founder and artistic director, Emilio Colón has brought together an ensemble of 38 extraordinary, international artists and young professionals to promote peace, unity and education throughout Puerto Rico

We must all work to make the world worthy of its children. ~Pablo Casals

Artists From 15 Nationalities

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Colombia

Ecuador

England

France

Germany

Japan

Puerto Rico

South Korea

Switzerland

Taiwan

USA

2020 GUEST ARTISTS

frederico agostini violin

Ambroise Aubrun – Violin
Charles Oulmont Prize Winner – Foundation de France
France
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

carlos albertorio french horn

Carlos Albertorio – French Horn
CMPR
Puerto Rico
Titin Foundation Fellow

frederico agostini violin

Cara Elise Colón – Cello
Chamber Artist
United States

José Colón Robles – French Horn
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Anonymous Fellow

Josean Delgado – Flute
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Dr. José Raúl Montes & Cristobal Berrios Fellow

frederico agostini violin

David Ivan Díaz Febo – Oboe
Artist Diploma Candidate – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Titin Foundation Fellow

kevin flynn cello

Kevin Flynn – Cello
Doctoral Candidate – Indiana University
USA
Glorisa Canino & Robert Stolberg Fellow

frank tristan trumpet

Tristan Frank – Trumpet
Artist Diploma Candidate – University of Colorado-Boulder
USA
Mark Ward & Melinda Williams Fellow

Jonathan gunn clarinet

Jonathan Gunn – Clarinet
Faculty – University of Texas, Austin
England
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

mindy heinsohn flute player

Mindy Heinsohn – Flute
CMPR, Faculty
USA

Esteban Hernández Parra – Viola
Young Artist – Indiana University
Colombia
Maria Cristina Firpi & Segundo Cardona Fellow

Martin Hodel – Trumpet
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
United States
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

Sun Huh – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
South Korea
Titin Foundation Fellow

Amy Iwazumi – Violin
Chamber Artist
Japan

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Henry Jenkins – Violin
Doctoral Candidate Indiana University
USA
Titin Foundation Fellow

Alex Jimbo Viteri – Viola
Young Artist – Indiana University
Ecuador
Federico Cardona Fellow

Sofia Kim – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
United States
Federico Cardona Fellow

sonja kraus

Sonja Kraus – Cello
Faculty – University of South Dakota
Germany

yu-rou li clarinet

Yu-Rou Li – Clarinet
Doctoral Candidate – University of Texas, Austin
Taiwan
Sean C. Patrick Fellow

Rong Huey Liu – Oboe
Long Beach Symphony
Taiwan
Walmart Puerto Rico Fellow

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Adrian Marengo – Percussion
CMPR
Puerto Rico
Titin Foundation Fellow

lucas martins violin player for the international chamber orchestra of puerto rico

Lucas Martins – violin
Young Artist – University of Nevada Las Vegas
Brazil
Anonymous Fellow

Kathleen McLean – Bassoon
Indiana University
Canada
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

boinael oms violin player

Boinael Oms – Violin
CMPR
Puerto Rico
Cecille Blondet Passalacqua y Irving Faccio Fellow

rosa ortega viola player for the international chamber orchestra of puerto rico

Rosa Ortega – viola
Young Artist – Temple University
Puerto Rico
Dra. Vanessa Marcial & Dr. William Micheo Fellow

Hector Ponce – Bass
Young Artist – Eastman School
United States
Sajo y Chiqui Foundation Fellow

nester pou viola player international chamber orchestra of puerto rico

Nestor Pou – viola
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca
Puerto Rico
Bertita y Guillermo L. Martínez Fellow

Christiano Rodrigues – Violin
Young Artist – Arizona State University
Brazil
Familia Colón-Bacó Fellow

Hector Rodriguez – Timpani
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Titin Foundation Fellow

Amy Sanchez – French Horn
UCLA
United States
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

barbara santiago violin player with the icopr

Barbara Santiago- Violin
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Anonymous Fellow

Nathaniel Shapiro – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Switzerland
Shirley Givens Memorial Fellow

Richard Sherman – Flute
Michigan State University
United States
Bertita y Guillermo L. Martínez Fellow

Cornelia Sommer – Bassoon
Young Artist – Julliard
United States
Glorisa Canino y Robert Stolberg Fellow

johnatan torres flute player

Johnatan Torres – Flute
CMPR
Puerto Rico
Maria Cristina Firpi Fellow

John Vaida – Violin
Mansfield University
United States

James VanDemark – Bass
Eastman School of Music
United States
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

diana wuli

Diana Wuli – Cello
Young Artist – Indiana University
Australia
Sajo y Chiqui Foundation Fellow

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