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

SPONSORED IN PART BY:

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Glorisa Canino & Robert Stolberg

Federico Cardona