Spanning Nations

2018 FESTIVAL SOLOISTS

Week 1

Jaime Amador, violist

Puerto Rico
Known for his unique and vibrant sound, violist Jaime Amador has distinguished himself among the latest generation of musicians to emerge from Puerto Rico.
Before joining the Harlem Quartet in 2012, Mr. Amador has had a successful career as a member of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, he won first prize at the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition for his interpretation of Béla Bártok’s concerto for viola and orchestra. Born in San Juan, Jaime Amador began his career at the Children String Program of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

Bertita y Guillermo L. Martínez Fellow

Vladyslava Luckenko

Kiev, Ukraine

Prize winner of the prestigious Tibor Varga, Oistrakh and Andrea Postacchini Competitions, Vladyslava hails from Kiev, Ukraine.  Debuting at the age of 11 as a soloist with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra she has been invited to perform with some of the greatest orchestras in the world including the Ukrainian Radio Orchestra and State Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and the Luzerner Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Orchestra Virtuosi Italiani and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.

Rovira Biscuit Corp. Fellow

Week 2

Ambar Colón, Soprano

Puerto Rico
Young Artist – Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico

Lula & Joaquín Rodríguez Fellow

Melissa Marzán, Soprano

Puerto Rico

Young Artist – Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico

Lula & Joaquín Rodríguez 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 9 Nationalities

Australia

Japan

Taiwan

Bulgaria

Puerto Rico

Ukraine

Germany

Spain

USA

2018 GUEST ARTISTS

Jaime Amador – Viola
Harlem Quartet
Puerto Rico
Bertita y Guillermo L. Martínez Fellow

Aaron Chang – Violin
Young Artist – Boston Conservatory
Taiwan
Familia Colón Bacó Fellow

Cara Elise Colón – Cello
Chamber Artist
United States

Rebecca Hang – Violin
Felici Piano Trio
Germany

Amy Iwazumi – Violin
Chamber Artist
Japan

Theodore Kuchar – Viola
Director, National Symphony of the Ukraine
Ukraine

Rong-Huey Liu – Oboe
Recording Artist – Reno Chamber Orchestra
Taiwan

Vladyslava Luchenko – Concertmistress
International Concert Artist
Ukraine
Rovira Biscuit Corp. Fellow

Rosa Ortega – Viola
Young Artist – Temple University
Puerto Rico
Reliable Fellow

Joel Pagan – Viola
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Puerto Rico

Kolio Plochkov –  French Horn
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Bulgaria

Jesús Ramos Morales – Oboe
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Dr. José Raul Montes Fellow

Rafael Rishik – Violin
New Hollywood String Quartet
United States

Susan Rishik – Violin
LA Chamber Orchestra
United States

José Colón Robles – French Horn
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Herrans Group Merrill Lynch Fellowship

Caroline Samuels – Bass
Young Artist – Eastman School of Music
United States
Familia Colón Bacó Fellow

Brian Schuldt – Cello
Felici Piano Trio
United States
Maria C. Firpi & Segundo Cardona Fellow

Sophia Schuldt – Violin
Young Artist – California State University Northridge
United States

Javier Torres – Violin
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
Shirley Givens Memorial Fellow

John Vaida – Violin
Mansfield University
United States

Carlos Valbuena – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Spain
Anonymous Sponsor Fellow

James VanDemark – Bass
Soloist, Eastman School of Music
United States

Clara Vazquez – Violin
Young Artist – Indiana University
Spain
D’Addario & Co. Fellow

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

Carlos Albertorio – French Horn
Young Artist – CMPR
Puerto Rico
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Cecille Blondet Passalacqua & Irving Faccio Fellow

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