Andrew Smith, cello & Alfredo Oyaguez, piano

Friday, October 16, 2015, 11:00am & 7:30pm
Concerts are free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.

ARTISTS

Andrew Smith, cello
Alfredo Oyaguez, piano

PROGRAM - 11:00am

Intermezzo from Goyescas (arr. Caspar Cassado)
Enrique Grandos
(1867-1916)

Sonata nello stile antico spagnuolo
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Introducuzione e Allegro
-Grave
-Danza con Variazioni

Danse du Diable Vert
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Allegro vivo

Le Jeudi Saint a Minuit (de la Suite Pittoresque)
Joaquin Turina
(1882-1949)

Suite Populaire Espagnole (d'après Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas, arr. M. Marechal)
Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946)

-El pano moruno
-Asturiana
-Jota
-Nana
-Cancíon
-Polo

Requiebros
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Allegro con moto

 

PROGRAM - 7:30pm

Intermezzo from Goyescas (arr. Caspar Cassado)
Enrique Grandos
(1867-1916)

Sonata nello stile antico spagnuolo
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Introducuzione e Allegro
-Grave
-Danza con Variazioni

Cantos Negros
Xavier Montsalvatge
(1912-2002)

-Cuba dentro de un piano
-Punto de habanera
-Chévere
-Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
-Canto

Danse du Diable Vert
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Allegro vivo

INTERMISSION

Le Jeudi Saint a Minuit (de la Suite Pittoresque)
Joaquin Turina
(1882-1949)

Suite Populaire Espagnole (d'après Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas, arr. M. Marechal)
Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946)

-El pano moruno
-Asturiana
-Jota
-Nana
-Cancíon
-Polo

Requiebros
Gaspar Cassado
(1897-1966)

-Allegro con moto

 

BIOGRAPHY

Cellist Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Principal Cellist of The Las Vegas Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, he has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States, and in Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Denmark, and Ukraine, as well as Peru and Brazil. He is an original member of the Camerata Deiá, a group founded in 2001 to be the resident ensemble with The Festival Internacional de Deiá, a summer festival in Majorca, Spain. He was also a founding member of The Adriatic Chamber Music Festival, a summer music program in southern Italy, where he taught and performed from 1998 - 2008. An active recitalist, Andrew has collaborated with pianists Alfredo Oyagüez, and Carl Pontén in cello/piano recitals in Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Japan, as well as in Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia. During summers, in addition to The Festival Internacional de Deiá, in Spain, and The Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Italy, Smith has taught and performed in several music festivals, including the Marrowstone Music Festival, Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA, the Rocky Ridge Music Center, the Blue Mountain Festival, Dakota Chamber Music, The Green Valley Chamber Music Festival, the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute, and The Las Vegas Music Festival.

Prior to his appointment at UNLV Mr. Smith played with the Nicoletti String Quartet in Santa Barbara where he also performed regularly with the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. For two years he was Principal Cellist with the West Virginia Symphony, where he was in residence as a member of the Montani String Quartet. He has won several awards and prizes, including first prize in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation competition in Santa Barbara, and an Esperia Foundation grant to study with the eminent Hungarian cellist Csaba Oncay at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has studied chamber music with such notable musicians as Felix Galimir, Leon Fleischer and Julius Levine, as well as members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Emerson, Alban Berg, Vermeer, Muir, and American string quartets. He has also participated in numerous chamber music festivals, among them the Taos School of Music, Kneisel Hall, The Quartet Program, and Bravo! Colorado.

Mr. Smith is a recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the Young Artists String Quartet. He has also earned a Master's degree from The Mannes College of Music in New York, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT. He has studied cello with Timothy Eddy, Bernard Greenhouse, Leslie Parnas, Ron Leonard, and Geoffrey Rutkowski.

Alfredo Oyaguez is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a Master of Music degree. He has also completed Master of Music degrees in Conducting with Professor Heiichiro Ohyama and Piano Performance with Professor Paul Berkowitz at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He was the associate Conductor and General Manager of the UCSB Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater and a Lecturer for the Conducting Department at the UCSB Department of Music. A native of Spain, he graduated from the Madrid Royal Conservatory with a "High Degree in Music" and the "Piano Professor Diploma" where he studied with Professors Almudena Cano, Consuelo Mejias and Josep Colom. He spent three years in Poland and the Czech Republic pursuing postgraduate studies at the "Frederic Chopin Music Academy" (Warsaw University) and the "Prague Fine arts Academy" with pianists Andrej Stefansky, Ivan Moravec and Boris Krainj. At Yale he studied Piano with Professor Boris Berman.

A member of the Spanish Youth National Orchestra for four years, he performed as a soloist under English conductor Charles Peebles, and appeared with the Malaga City Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Odon Alonso, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival Orchestra under conductor Edwin Outwater, the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony as a pianist-conductor, The “New Britain” Symphony under Maestro Jesse Levine, Mikkeli Chamber Orchestra in Finland under Maestro Andres Mustonen and the Balearic Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Luis Remartinez and maestro Mathias Aeschbacher.

A member of the Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) at the University of California, Santa Barbara for five years as a pianist and conductor, he also produced the festival "El Sonido Real" at UCSB featuring the music of contemporary Spanish composers and the prominent Catalonian composer Joan Guinjoan and the Festival dedicated to the “Esbjerg Ensemble” (Denmark) and the Contemporary Danish Composers.

Professional positions have included: Accompanying pianist at the Madrid State Conservatory, Associate Pianist for the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, and Production Manager of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. First Prize Winner in the 1996 Santa Barbara Performing Arts Foundation Competition, he is the recipient of several grants from the Esperia Foundation for "El Sonido Real" Music Festival and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.

He has performed extensively in Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Bulgary, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Greece....), Asia (Omán, Emiratos Árabes, Qatar, Dubái, India, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, Malasia, Brunei, Singapur, Taiwan, Japan …) The whole Caribbean , South America and the United States as a soloist, recitalist, Chamber music pianist and Vocal accompanist recording for the Spanish National Radio, Radio France, Polish Radio and Television, KDB, Santa Barbara, California and The Danish National Radio P2. Master Classes attended include among others Bartok Quartet, Oslo Trio, Muir Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, and the Julliard Quartet.

A regular Jury member of the “Amadeo International Piano Competition” in Aachen and the Geilenkirchen “Euroregio Piano Award” both in Germany , Las Rozas/Madrid International Piano Competition “Compositores de España”, professional engagements have taken him to Spain to perform a series of concerts dedicated to the complete works for Piano by Spanish Composer Oscar Espla and teach Piano  and Chamber Music Master classes and Seminars about the Classical Period Performing Practice in American Universities (Yale University, San Francisco Conservatory, University of California-Sacramento, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Montana-Missoula), Asian Universities (National Taiwan Normal University, Soo Chow University, National Sun Yat Sen University, Taipei Music Society) and Copenhagen University. He was the Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and a Faculty member of the "Adriatic Chamber Music Festival" (Bonefro-Termoli, Italy) for ten years.

Alfredo Oyaguez  collaborates with artists such as violists Jesse Levine, Mikhail Zemtsov, Alexander Zemtsov, Massimo Paris, Alejandro Garrido, Fernando Villegas y Peter Barsony, Clarinet players like  Wolfgang Meyer,  violinists Agustín León Ara, Jaap Schroeder, Chee Yun Kim, Ervis Gega, Friedman Eichorn, Andrés Mustonen, Aarón Berofsky, Susan Waterbury, Boris Garlitsky, Ezther Halffner, Wolfgang Schroeder y Byron Wallis, cellists Asier Polo, Ramón Jaffe, Zuill Bailey, Peter Hoerr, Andrew Smith, Amit Peled, Alexander Hulshoff,  y Andrew Luchansky,  saxophon players  Rodrigo Pérez Vila, Emiliano Barri y Cesar López,  pianists Leonel Morales, Josep Maria Colom y Andreas Frölich, percusionist Armando Llorente,  organist Olivier Latry,  String Quartets like  “Parkanyi” (Holanda) y “Delian”(Alemania),  “String Trio Kosova”, Rejkjavik Chamber Orchestra (Iceland), “Villa Musica” in Germany, the “Ensemble Contemporánea” in Copenhaguen andthel” Esbjerg Ensemble” in Denmark among others.

He is on the Faculty of the Palma de Mallorca Conservatory in the Balearic Islands and he serves as the Artistic director of the Deia International Music Festival and the Palau March Chamber series and the Director and Founding member of the Camerata Deia. He serves as a professor at the Folkwang Universitat der Kunste in Essen, Germany and the “International Music Seminars “Musica en Compostela”.

He is a fellow of Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores,  JONDE, Fundación Loewe, Comunidad de Madrid, Música en Compostela, Fundación “La Caixa” and the  “Comité Conjunto Hispano-Norteamericano”.

He has performed in such venues as:Aarhus Opera Theater (Denmark), Danish Radio Orchestra Music Hall in Copenhague, Albanian National Opera Theater in Tirana, New Milenium Series (Sacramento, California, USA), Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs (California), Promenade Center in Singapur, Hapag-Lloyd MS Europa y Europa  2 and the Ciclo de Cámara del Palau de la Música de Valencia with the Camerata Deià in a concert dedicated to Mozart in his 250th birth anniversary. He has been featured in numerous festivals such as Festival Euriade, Amadeo and Nordhorn (Germany), Katrineholm and Malmoe (Sweden), Festival “Con Anima” in Viena yand Hopfgarten (Austria), Cortenova-Lago de Como,  Festival Adriático de Música de Cámara and Monteroni Dárbia (Italy), Instituto Cervantes de Paris (France), Belgrade and Nis (Serbia), Varde, Esbjerg, Fanoe and Garnisons in Copenhague (Dinamarca), Skopje (Macedonia), Pristina (Kosovo)...etc.

He is currently the head of the Conducting program and the Orchestra Program at The “Conservatorio Superior de Las Islas Baleares” conducting regularly both the Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra.

In the next couple of years three new recordings will be released featuring his collaborations with American Cellist Andrew Smith on a CD dedicated to the Music of Spanish Composers to be released by DELOS label, with the Russian violist Mikhail Zemtsov on a registration dedicated to the Works of Shostakovich, Britten and Dowland and The Tango Ensemble from Argentina “La Cuarentena”

Upcoming engagements include his return to the USA on a seven concerts tour from coast to coast, European engagements, a Concerts tour in New Zealand and a two month tour of Concerts in Africa.