Ana Victoria Luperi is the principal clarinetist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Caminos del Inka Ensemble. She was previously the principal clarinetist with the Winnipeg Symphony and performed as a guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Mainly Mozart and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras. She has also served as principal with National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Curtis Orchestra, with which she toured Europe under the direction of Andre Previn.
Ms. Luperi has had the distinction from a very young age to perform as soloist with the Cordoba Symphony in Argentina, the Crescendo Orchestra of Buenos Aires, the Madison Symphony, the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Ms. Luperi premiered “Yma” for clarinet and orchestra, a commission by the Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth from renowned composer John B Hedges, presented in concert under the baton of Andrés Franco with repeat performances with the Eastern Washington University Orchestra and the Philharmonia of Kansas City.
Eduardo Rojas is regarded as one of the most promising members of the Colombian and Latin American pianistic movement; He has charmed audiences in his native Colombia as well as in Latin America and the United States with his captivating adaptations. A prolific, multifaceted pianist, Eduardo has established a reputation as an outstanding interpreter of not only classical, but also of Latin American musical masterpieces. Always flexible, spirited, and passionate, Eduardo’s musical versatility is reflected in his ability to accompany all genres of music, ranging from classical piano to jazz, tango, and other Latin American rhythms.
Eduardo’s orchestral performances have received glowing praise from critics who have heralded his rare combination of talent and energy. His soloist appearances with prominent South American orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Bogotá Philharmonic, Valle Philharmonic (Cali, Colombia), EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra (Medellín, Colombia), and the Panamá National Symphony Orchestra (Panama City) attest to his outstanding abilities. In all of these performances, his playing has been characterized as “clean and centered” for its exceptional technique, authentic expressiveness, and warm tone. Eduardo’s musical expertise has also crossed borders to North America where it has continued to captivate audiences with his lyrical interpretations.
A native of Ohio, cellist Keira Fullerton began her musical training at age three. After moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1991, she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Young Artist Performance Academy and as a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
As winner of the 1999 TSYO concerto competition, she appeared as guest soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Keira received her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas as a student of Desmond Hoebig and in 2005 completed her Master of Music with Stephen Geber at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has attended many summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and School, Sarasota Music Festival and Spoleto U.S.A.
Victoria Luperi, Eduardo Rojas, and Keira Fullerton will perform at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom. 317 Main St, Blanco, Texas.
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