Spanning Nations

2019 FESTIVAL SOLOISTS

Week 1

Hermelindo Ruiz, guitar

Puerto Rico

Hermelindo is the recipient of the ‘Andrés Segovia- Ruiz Morales’ and the ‘Orden Angel Mislán’ Prizes. Additionally, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Festival Áureo Herrero in Spain, Latin American Festival in Chicago, Festival ICPNA in Perú, Escuela Universitaria de Música in Uruguay, Orvis Auditorium in Hawaii, Saint Church Hall in New Zealand, University of Melbourne, among others. He holds degrees from prestigious Yale University and completed a doctoral degree at the University of Kentucky. Previously, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico.

Rovira Biscuit Corp. Fellow

Week 2

Sara Garcia, soprano

Puerto Rico

Young Artist, Sara Garcia is a graduate of the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.  Currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Conservatorio de Educación Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, she has performed with Opera de Puerto Rico, Berlin Opera Academy and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

Lula & Joaquín Rodríguez Fellow

Patricia Vasquez, mezzo soprano

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez made her professional operatic debut in 2009 playing the role of Mercedes in George Bizet´s Carmen with Ópera de Puerto Rico. A graduate of the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, she has also performed for Pro-Arte Musical, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Ópera de Puerto Rico and the Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala.

Bertita y Guillermo L. Martinez 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 13 Nationalities

Australia

Brazil

Canada

Colombia

Ecuador

Italy

Japan

Puerto Rico

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Taiwan

USA

2019 GUEST ARTISTS

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Federico Agostini – Violin
Eastman School of Music
Italy
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

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Jaime Amador – Viola
Harlem String Quartet
Puerto Rico
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

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Cara Elise Colón – Cello
Chamber Artist
United States

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

Josean Delgado – Flute
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Familia Colón-Bacó Fellow

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

Martin Hodel – Trumpet
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
United States
Herrans Group Merrill Lynch Fellow

Sun Huh – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
South Korea
D’Addario & Co. Fellow

Amy Iwazumi – Violin
Chamber Artist
Japan

Alex Jimbo Viteri – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Ecuador

Sofia Kim – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
United States

Paula Lastra – Violin
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Shirley Givens Memorial Fellow

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

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Zachary Mansell – Cello
Young Artist – Dallas Opera Orchestra
USA

Kathleen McLean – Bassoon
Indiana University
Canada
CBS Puerto Rico Fellow

Elena Murphy – Clarinet
Young Artist – University of Houston
United States
Dra. Vanessa Marcial & Dr. William Micheo Fellow

Eri Noda – Violin
Chamber Artist
Japan
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

Mark Nuccio – Clarinet
Houston Symphony Orchestra
United States
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

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

Christiano Rodrigues – Violin
Young Artist – Arizona State University
Brazil
Titin Foundation Fellow

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

Amy Sanchez – French Horn
UCLA
United States
Bertita y Guillermo L. Martinez Fellow

Nathaniel Shapiro – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Switzerland
Federico Cardona Fellow

Richard Sherman – Flute
Michigan State University
United States
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

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

Javier Torres – Violin
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Anita Brennan & Manuel Sarmiento Fellow

John Vaida – Violin
Mansfield University
United States

Jose Gabriel Rosa Vazquez – Oboe
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Dr. José Raúl Montes & Cristobal Berrios Fellow

James VanDemark – Bass
Eastman School of Music
United States
Fundación Angel Ramos Fellow

Clara Vazquez – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Spain
Gerald T. & Yolande Byers Fellow

Caleb Wiebe – Trumpet
Young Artist – Curtis Institute
United States
Anonymous Fellow

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

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