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Andrew McAnsh

Trumpet

(Canada)

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Winning the award as a trumpeter at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and recently graduating from it, Andrew McAnsh is currently part of various creative groups and initiatives as well as the Songwriters Association. Andrew has worked with notable artists including Esperanza Spalding, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Bill Dobbins Terri-Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, Pat Labarbera, Hilario Duran, and Bobby Shew at major international festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival , Kobe Jazz Walk, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and many more. He has collaborated with Jack Dejohnette, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Terence Blanchard, and the New York Voices while studying at Humble Collegue.

Album:

https://andrewmcansh.bandcamp.com/releases

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Klever gallegos

director

(Ecuador)

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Professor of saxophone - clarinet and musical theory subjects at the Ambato Music Conservatory November 1996 -April 2001.

 

Clarinetist first lectern and Piccolo clarinet of the Symphonic Band of the metropolitan district of Quito May 2001 - 2005.

 

Pedagogical assistant and musical director at the Ávila school of musical ensembles - Spain years 2006 - 2007.

 

Professor of chamber music workshops at the Eloy Alfaro Military School year

2011-2012

Instructor of Music Reading, Music Informatics and Direction of bands at the School of Services and Specialists of the Ecuadorian Army in 2013.

Founding director of the Children and Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Bolívar province.

 

Delegate in the selection of themes for Bolivian Composers project Competitive Funds of the Ministry of Culture 2015.

 

Representative of Ecuador for the Meeting of Directors

Internationals, organized by IBERORQUESTAS, with Mto. Eduardo García Barrios in Montevideo - Uruguay (November 2015).

 

Representative of Ecuador in the first meeting of the Infanto Juveniles Symphony Orchestras with the OSIJGB (principal conductor) held in Pasto Colombia in August 2016.

 

Recipient of the award for binational integration in the cultural field in Pasto - Colombia granted by the Colombian Ministry of Culture.

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Diana Farah

Fiddle

(Brazil)

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Brazilian violinist, Diana Farah began her musical studies at the age of 13. She began her studies with “Jaffe Strings Method” in Santos, Sao Paulo, with Renata Jaffe and Daniel Misiuk Barbosa. While finishing her studies she took classes with Marley Chamorro and later with Andrea Campos. In addition, Diana was invited to be the Concertmaster of “Jaffe`s Youth Orchestra,” in which she played for 5 years.

From 2011 to 2014 she shared the stage with "Sao Paulo Youth Orchestra", "Sao Paulo University Chamber Orchestra" "Jazz Symphony Orchestra" and "Santos Symphony Orchestra."

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In 2009, Farah is part of the School of Music of the state of Sao Paulo, here he studies with Pedro Della Rolle. She also graduated with a degree in pedagogy from the Paulista University.

Diana Farah has participated in prestigious music festivals and master classes. Among them it includes the international music festival SESC (Porto Alegre-Brazil), Uberlandia Festival (Minas Gerais), Femusc (Santa Catarina-Brazil) and the international leather conference (Sao Paulo-Brazil). She has had the opportunity to perform with musicians such as Marcello Gurchfeld, Diana Ligeti, Alex Klein, Yakoov Rubinstein, Ole Bohn, Charles Stegman, and

Lin He.

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Currently, Diana Farah continues her postgraduate studies with Dr. Stephen Redfield at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg United States.

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Alexis Fong

Clarinet

(Panama)

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He is one of the most expressive and enterprising young musicians in the country. His interest in keeping a musical tradition alive has made him a versatile clarinetist, with a repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary. Born in Panama City, he studied with Dr. Jacqueline Mcilwain (University of Southern Mississippi, USA), and in Panama with teachers Jorge Fermín Jované and Isaac Reyes Pertúz. He has deserved first place in the 2015 Mississippi Music Teachers Association competition in the category Graduate Solo Competition in the United States. He stands out for his fresh and spontaneous approach combining various artistic manifestations and genres with the PAISAXE Ensemble, currently being its Artistic Director.

As a soloist, he has collaborated with the following groups: Young Orchestra and Choir of Central America, Orchestra of the Ibague Music Festival of Colombia, University Symphony Orchestra of the University of Panama and the Clarinet Choir of the National Institute of Music of Panama. Through your understanding of contemporary music, the MusicArte Festival and the Dracula Connection Artists Residency, as well as independent composers, have invited you to premiere new or existing musical works. He has received master classes from Anthony McGill (New York Philharmonic), Julian Bliss (International Soloist), Charles Neidich (Juilliard School), Jose Franch-Ballester (International Soloist), Aude Richard-Camus (Rouen Conservatory), among others. He has collaborated in concerts with Rachel Barton Pine, Paquito D'Rivera, Deborah Voight, Danilo Pérez, Dietrich Paredes, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Ransom Wilson, among others. After his return to Panama, he taught as Professor at the Clarinet Chair at the University of Panama. Beyond the musical, Fong has art in his veins, he is a visionary of the social and cultural development of the country.

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William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
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Pablo Lescano

Piano

(Ecuador)

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Pablo Eduardo Lescano Silva, Ecuadorian and musician by profession, instrumentalist of piano, bass, guitar and baroque flute. He has dedicated most of his professional career to the study of harmony, music theory, composition, choral conducting, arrangements, instrumentation, music production, sound and music computing.

His career began in 1976 with the choir of maestro Donna Klimoska. Since then he has toured Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, the United States and Peru, as a soloist and as a member of groups created and directed by him. Groups such as JAZZ SOUND, LOS JAZZEROS, SONGO JAZZ, The Harmonium choir also list their long experience in conducting concerts and conducting groups. He is currently the director of the Diocesan Polyphonic Choir "San Pedro de Riobamba"

 

As of 1995, his musical career took a turn towards production with works for production companies such as Calle Records (Guayaquil) and SR Producciones. At the same time, he imposed his own label through his recording studio “Creativo. Between 2003 and 2006, he was summoned and served as Head of Sound, Video and Communication at the Sucre National Theater. Then he did internships at the Municipal Theaters of Santiago (Chile) and Colón de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

At the same time, in the last 25 years he has been involved in teaching. He was a music teacher at the American School (Quito); professor of musical forms and history of music at the Higher Institute of Music "Gral. Vicente Anda Aguirre". In 2011 he began activities in his own establishment, the "PabloJazz" Music Academy, where he has developed a line of research linked to music pedagogy.

 

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Jorge Oviedo

Composition Direction

(Ecuador)

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Jorge Oviedo is an Ecuadorian Composer and Director. He has written works in different formats, several of which have been performed in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Peru, Uruguay and Switzerland, obtaining awards and recognitions in Spain and Latin America for some of them. Responsible and executor of important staging and montages, among which stand out local and absolute premieres of Ecuadorian and foreign composers, along with outstanding soloists such as Paulo Gori, Ney Rosauro, Tadashi Maeda, Andrés Torres, among others.

 

He has directed recordings of the creations of the most renowned Ecuadorian academic composers: Luis H. Salgado, Gerardo Guevara and Mesías Maiguashca.

 

He was Titular Director of the Metropolitan Symphonic Band for four years and Musical Director of the Sucre National Theater Foundation for two years. He served as Assistant Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador and currently maintains an agenda as a teacher, composer and independent director inside and outside the country.

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Jesus Castro

Flute

(Colombia)

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Colombian flute player, winner of national and international music competitions. Jesús has a Bachelor of Music from the Tolima Conservatory, a Music Master with an Emphasis in Flute Interpretation from the University of the South of Mississippi, and a Doctor of Musical Arts with an Emphasis in Interpretation in addition to Flute Pedagogy from the same institution. Castro is Professor of Flute at the Bolivar Fine Arts and Sciences University Institution, Director of the Musical Research Center of the Adolfo Mejía Conservatory, and First Flute of the Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Jesús Castro has experience as an arranger for national artists, such as the Duet Aura y Heidy and the Camerata Ibagué among others; and international, such as Dr. Danilo Mezzadri, Sussan Rogeiro, Cuarteto Brazilians, The USM Flute Choir, and Accent Trio, among the most prominent. Castro is one of the Colombians awarded a scholarship by the National Ministry of Culture in its 2015 National Stimulus Program "Scholarships for Colombians

in Artistic and Cultural Training Processes Abroad. "

His orchestral and symphonic band experience includes participation with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Bolívar University Institute of Fine Arts and Sciences, the Tolima Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the Tolima University Symphony Orchestra, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, Honor Orchestra at the Premier Orchestra Institute, the Banda Sinfónica del Conservatorio del Tolima, the Banda Departamental del Tolima, and The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble. Castro has been a soloist with ensembles including the Tolima Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Ibagué Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, the Tolima Departmental Band, and the Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

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Tadashi maeda

Fiddle

(Japan)

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Ecuadorian double bass player, began his studies with the teachers Luis Arias and Rodrigo Becerra. Later he continued his independent studies with Rodrigo Becerra until in 2013 he obtained a scholarship to study at the University of Southern Mississippi under the tutelage of Dr. Marcos Machado who is his current professor. William has participated in master classes and festivals in Brazil, Argentina, and the United States such as Fesmusc (Brazil), Festival das Montanhas (Brazil), Festival Internacional de Contrabass San Juan (Argentina), and Premier Orchestra Intitute (USA). In addition, he has taken classes with bassists such as Thomas Martin, Catalin Rotaru, Dr. Michael Cameron, Bill Schettler, among others.

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Valencia has played in groups such as the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil del Ecuador, La Filarmónica del Ecuador, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Ecuador, Meridian Symphony Orchetra, The Universsity of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensamble (USM), Symfonic Winds (USM), Banda de Fesmusc, Festival das Montanhas Orchestra, among others. He is currently the director and producer of the Guaranda Music Festival 2017 in Ecuador.

 
William Valencia Contrabajo Ecuador Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
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William valencia

Double bass

(Ecuador)

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He was born in Osaka, Japan. He began his formal music studies at the age of five with a specialty in violin. After studying classical music for 13 years and winning several awards, he traveled to the United States to study with Henryk Kowalski and Franco Gulli (violin) and Don Freund (composition) at Indiana University, where he received the Artist Diploma. During his stay in the United States, he gained fame as a specialist in contemporary music and premiered numerous compositions.

After working as an assistant to Henryk Kowalski for 4 years at Indiana University and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm, he traveled to Ecuador to teach in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of this country. After 2 years, he served as Head of the rope area at the National University of Cuenca. Simultaneously he collaborated with educational organizations in South America, especially with teacher José Pedro Boessio at Unísinos for the “Sinos Acorda” Project.

 

In 2004, he decided to leave the conventional education system teaching, and began his career as a composer - performer envisioning a reality broader than the world of academic classical music. While offering concerts with repertoire of the greats such as Astor Piazzolla, Jimi Hendrix, Egberto Gismonti, he investigated the essence and history of Ecuadorian music, and commissioned by the Fund for the Salvage of Cultural Heritage, he released the album "Identidades" in 2005 .

In 2006, he returned to his homeland and put all his energy into the Electroacoustic Music project and performed at various clubs. In 2008, at the invitation of the Embassy of Japan in Ecuador, he presented this project on the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ecuador with a commemorative concert in Quito.

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At present, he is the Musical Director of the Sucre National Theater Foundation, Quito - Ecuador.

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William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda
William Valencia Festival de Musica Guaranda