One of the leading interpreters of the Latin American and Iberian Art Song Patricia Caicedo has sung in the United States, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Puerto Rico and Latin-America to public and critical acclaim.
As a musicologist, Dr. Caicedo is recognized as a leading expert in the study and performance of the Latin American & Iberian art song.
She has published five books consider reference books in the field.
Caicedo has published 8 CDs with mainly first-time recordings of Latin American & Iberian Art Songs in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Quechua, and Nahuatl.
Patricia received her doctorate in musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and her Medical Doctor´s degree from the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina.
Dr. WALTER CLARK
Prof. Clark’s specialty is the music of Spain and Latin America, and he is the founder/director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside.
He is the series editor for Oxford University Press’s Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music, editor-in-chief for the Ibero-American area of Grove Music Online, and he also serves on the editorial boards of Revista de Musicología, Monumentos de la música española, and Música em contexto.
He received his doctorate in musicology from UCLA (1992), where he wrote his dissertation under the guidance of the late Robert M. Stevenson.He also holds performance degrees in classical guitar from the North Carolina School of the Arts (B.M.), where he studied with Jesús Silva and performed in a master class with Andrés Segovia; and the University of California, San Diego (M.A.), where he was a student of Pepe Romero.
ANNA MARTÍ MALLORQUÍ
Journalist & Linguist
Born in Girona, Catalunya, journalist and linguist Anna Martí have devoted most of her life to perfect her mother tongue, the Catalan. She have been trained with some of the most important experts in Catalan language achieving the highest degrees of Catalan spoken and written.
Dr. NIKOS STAVLAS
Born in Greece and resident of Barcelona, Nikos received a PhD in Piano Performance Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London under the supervision of Keith Potter and Andrew Zolinsky. His area of research is Ludwig van, a film and a musical composition on Beethoven by the Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel.
He has participated in several competitions and won, among others, two first prizes in Pan-Hellenic competitions as well as two second prizes in the G. Thymis Competition, Greece. He has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras in Greece and Albania, and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Greece, Albania, Italy, Spain, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom.
Dr. PATRICIA CAICEDO Soprano & Musicologist
Dr. LENINE SANTOS
Born in Brasilia, Brasil, Lenine Santos is one of the best interpreters of the Brazilian art song of his generation.
He received his doctorate in voice at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). His dissertartion was about the Brazilian Art Song.
Lenine began his musical career at a very young age with the String Orchestra of SESI, studying violin. Later on, he entered the Brasília School of Music where he studied voice technique. Later on he studied with the well known singer Niza de Castro Tank.
Lenine has numerous recordings of Brazilian Art Song and is a stable member of the faculty of the Barcelona Festival of Song since 2012.
He is a professor of voice at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas.
Dr. FLÁVIO CARVALHO
Flavio is Post-doctor in Music by the UFMG in 2007, researcher of the CIDDIC / UNICAMP and Associate Professor of the Federal University of Uberlândia where he is a professor of undergraduate and postgraduate in music. As a lyric singer, he has presented recitals, concerts, and operas in Brazil and abroad, always dedicating himself to the dissemination of the Brazilian chamber song repertoire.
In 2007 he participated in the creation of the rules for the pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese in lyric singing and since them has contributed significantly to its promotion. As a researcher, he studies Brazilian historical musicology, the pedagogy of lyrical singing and he creates editions of Brazilian chamber songs. He has published two books: Canções de Dinorá de Carvalho: Uma análise interpretativa (2002) and A opera Abul by Alberto Nepomuceno: Patrimônio musical na Primeira República do Brasil (2016).
Dr. GUIDA BORGHOFF
As both a solo and chamber pianist, Margarida has worked with choirs and operas in the Municipal Theater of São Paulo for several years. Her studies began with Joseph Kliass, and then continued with Jacques Klein and Arnaldo Estrella. In Freiburg, Germany she completed her master's degree in chamber music in 1975. She then graduated from Karlsruhe University in 1995 with a doctorate in Liedbegleitung under the orientation of Hartmut Höll.
Her career includes performances alongside names like Boris Belkin, Antonio Menezes, Simon Blech, Céline Imbert and Eliane Tokeshi, among others. In 2008 she and the Brazilian tenor Reginaldo Pinheiro released a CD of songs by F. Liszt.
Since 1996 she has been teaching piano and chamber music in the undergraduate and graduate courses at the UFMG School of Music. She has recorded many Brazilian music as the integral works for violin and piano from César Guerra-Peixe with Eliane Tokeshi, the songs of Alberto Nepomuceno, Lorenzo Fernandez, Francisco Braga and selected works of Helza Camêu.