Ensemble Diverso will present Benefit Concert Series

Ensemble Diverso will present Benefit Concert Series on Saturday, October 27 at the Cultural Center, Krug, Wheeling and on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the St Chrysostom's Episcopal Church.
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Oct. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Ensemble Diverso

Presents Benefit Concert Series for Classic Performers International and Arts4Kids Foundation

Featuring Guest Musician from London Symphony Orchestra, German Clavijo

CHICAGO -- Ensemble Diverso, one of the Chicago’s internationally acclaimed chamber music ensembles, to present benefit concert series for Classical Performers International and Arts4Kids Foundation featuring guest musician from London Symphony Orchestra, German Clavijo (viola). The concerts will take place at Cultural Center, Krug, 718 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling, on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. and at St Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, on Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m.  

Ensemble Diverso known for its bold musicality and passionate intensity was created in 2005 by Ana Fau. Originally by the name of Latino Chamber Musicians, is a group of diverse international musicians, establishing themselves world-wide as an exciting and dynamic quartet of young musicians that have dedicated their talents to the exposure of uncommon classical music, rich and memorable melodies with unique blend of flavors from Spanish, origin as well as Asian and European, working with living composers and world premiering their works. Changing their name to Ensemble Diverso they have performed at Columbia College, the People’s School of Music, the French Alliance of Chicago, and recorded on WFMT 98.7FM the classical radio of Chicago.

About the Benefit Concert Series

Ensemble Diverso and German Clavijo will join forces in an exciting program of French and Spanish Composers: Cesar Frank’s (Belgian-French) Sonata in A Minor: Allegretto Ben Moderato, Allegro, Recitativo – Fantasia and Allegro Poco Mosso; Manuel De Falla’s (Spanish) Spanish Popular Suite: El Pano Moruno, Nana, Cancion, Polo and Asturiana; Joaquin Turina’s (Spanish) Piano Quartet in A Minor: Lento, Vivo and Andante; and world premier by Argentinian composer Cristian Axt.

About the Guest Artist

Germán Clavijo (viola) born in La Plata, Argentina, became a member of the Argentinian National Symphony Orchestra at age 17.  At that point he was also playing with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colon. German relocated to London, where he was accepted at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. German was the first viola of the Granada Symphony Orchestra of Spain for 10 years. He was awarded the Dorothy Adams Prize and the Deustche Bank Pyramyd Award among other chamber music prizes and has participated in several chamber music festivals. He has recorded for Classic FM and the BBC in the United Kingdom and for Radio Nacional and TVE in Spain. He has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic.  German Clavijo is the Artistic Director of the Ensemble Instrumental de Granada and has been Principal Viola of the European Union Chamber Orchestra. German is now a member of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Introducing Ensemble Diverso

Ana Fau (piano) born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a graduate of the Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia.  She has performed around the world including the Ateneo Theater of Madrid, the state palaces of Dresden and Freiberg in Germany, the House of the Nation's Friendship, Moscow, the National Geographic, music festivals in Italy and Paris.  In Argentina, she appeared in recitals at the St. Martin Cultural Center and as a soloist with the St. Martin Symphony Orchestra of Buenos Aires. She was invited to play at the Grieg's Festival of Norway (2007-08), marking the 100th anniversary of his death in a tour that included The Grieg Museum's Concert Hall of Troldhaugen. Her concerts in the U.S. include the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center, Columbia College of Chicago, the Chamber Music Series of the Pan American Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, the University of Wisconsin, the Chopin Society of Corpus Cristi, Texas, she has recorded extensively for WFMY 98.7 FM.

Pascal Innocenti (violin) born in France, a regular member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, began his violin study at the age of seven in Monaco (Monte Carlo) and then continued his musical education in Paris, where he received the first prize at the conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris. In 2006 he earned the Master of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). He has received the Gold Medal in Chamber Music at the Conservatoire de Music d Orcay Competition and a complete graduate scholarship from the University of Cincinnati. He has also earned a three-year fellowship from The Foundation Princesses Grace de Monacoa to participated in the Aspen Music Festival.

Sophie Webber (cello) born in UK, former graduate student of Janos Starker and Tsuyshi Tsutsumi at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Sophie has taught cello for Southeast Missouri State University, Jacobs School of Music Summer Clinic, Oxford Cello School, Trinity qegkj College of Music Junior Department, and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Lake Forest College and the Music Institute of Chicago.

She completed her undergraduate studies with Richard Markson at Trinity College of Music, where she was awarded the Sir John Barbirolli memorial prize for cello. She has been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes for her playing. In addition to her performance-related activities, Sophie is also a keen music theorist, and held a position as Music Theory Instructor at Indiana University for four years. She has also taught university level courses in Early Music History and World Music at Lake Forest College.

Zhanna Bullock (viola) born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.  She has worked with the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre and performed with various chamber and symphony orchestras.  Being passionate about chamber music, Zhanna has worked with various ensembles such as the Nevsky Piano Trio, Baltic String Quartet, Astoria String Quartet, Violet String Quartet.  For the past 8 years she had been working with “Zazerkalie” State Opera Theatre.  In December of 2010 Zhanna moved to Chicago. In addition to Terra Sounds, she currently works with Upbeat Music School, Kinor Center as a violin/viola teacher and regularly performs around the city and suburb

Ticket Information

Tickets for Ensemble Diverso’s Benefit Concert Series are $25, $15 for students with a valid ID.

Tickets may be purchased online http://www.EnsembleDiversoBenefitConcert.eventbrite.com (http://ensemblediversobenefitconcert.eventbrite.com/)
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