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Emmanuele Baldini was born in Trieste, Italy, surrounded by music: his father, Lorenzo Baldini, is an important pianist and Italian pedagogue. His mother, Eletta Baldini, is professor of music theory and solfège at the local conservatory, in addition to being a fine pianist herself. After studies in his hometown with Bruno Polli, Baldini furthered his […] Read More

Benjamin Zander, Conductor

For the past 50 years Benjamin Zander has occupied a unique place as a master teacher, deeply insightful and probing interpreter, and as a profound source of inspiration for audiences, students, professional musicians, corporate leaders, politicians and more. He has persistently engaged well-informed musical and public intellectuals in a quest for insight and understanding into the western musical canon […] Read More

Ana Maria Otamendi, piano

Since her orchestral debut at age twelve, Ana María has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist at important venues and with renowned orchestras in Austria, Panama, Brazil, the United States, Spain, Italy, and Venezuela. After finishing her two-year tenure as Studio Artist at the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio, as well as the Merola […] Read More


Colombia’s celebrated classical music star, virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas, is renowned for his delicate touch, colorful tone and the deep musicality with which he delivers his powerful, fiery renditions of European and PanAmerican repertoire. His flawless technique, vast knowledge of composition theory and historical background of the works he choses to present, earn him the […] Read More


Graduated from the first promotion of the Guitar Postgraduate Chair of “THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC” (New York) under the direction of Sharon Isbin, honored with a scholarship for “EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS” granted by said institution, considered the maximum house of musical studies worldwide. Initially, he studied music at the “José Angel Lamas” School […] Read More

Olivier Piguet, Violin

Originally from Switzerland, Olivier Piguet received initial instruction in violin at the Scola Cantorum in Paris, before returning to Switzerland to work with Anne Bauer and Karen Turpie.  A few years later, he completed his studies with the Guildhall School of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor and Master degrees studying with Detlef Hahn.  While in London, he also studied Baroque music with Michaela Comberti and classical […] Read More

Simon Gollo, violin

  Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist and orchestra conductor, Simon Gollo, has a recognized career in prestigious scenarios such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), 92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), Chamber Music Society of Detroit, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City, […] Read More

Randolph Kelly, viola

Randolph Kelly has enjoyed a distinguished and multifaceted career as principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was signed by André Previn in 1976, and has since played under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. Previn once wrote that Kelly “transformed his section into what I believe is the best viola section […] Read More

Horacio Contreras, cello

A product of Venezuelan El Sistema, cellist Horacio Contreras has been praised for his “expressive playing” and his “phenomenal work” ( and is currently considered “one of the best Venezuelan cellists of his generation” (El Universal, Caracas). Horacio has appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras including the Municipal Orchestra of Caracas, the EAFIT University […] Read More

Pedro Vares, double bass

Pedro Vares was born in Uruguay, where he began his double bass studies with Prof Carlos Weiske. In 1995 he joined the  Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra as an intern, becoming a permanent member in 1998. He furthered his studies at the Geneva Superior Conservatory of Music, Switzerland, in the classes of Professors Mirella Vedeva and Franco […] Read More