Monday
01. August
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

PEÑA-PASCH-POSADA TRIO (Spain, Dominican Republic, Colombia / Austria)

Nathalie Peña-Comas, soprano
Guillaume Pasch, violin
Sergio Posada-Gómez, piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), A selection from the cycle Seven Spanish folk songs for violin and piano
Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999), Sonata Pimpante for violin and piano
Xavier Monsalvatge (1912-2002), Five black songs
Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999), A selection from the cycle Twelve Spanish songs
José Serrano (1873-1941), Rosina’s song from zarzuela La canción del olvido (The song of forgetting)
Ruperto Chapí y Lorente (1851-1909), Luiza’s romance from the 2nd act of zarzuela Las Hijas del Zebedeo (The Daughters of Zebedee)


Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nathalie Peña-Comas studied concert singing along with piano and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. To much international acclaim, she has performed such roles like Pamina in the Magic Flute, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Musetta in La Bohème and Valencienne in The Merry Widow on numerous stages around the globe: Filharmonia Krakau, the Viennese Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Schönbrunner Schlosstheater and MuTh, the Spanish Liceu Theater and the Minsk Academic Theater. In March 2019, she took over the solo soprano part in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Great Hall of the Wiener Musikverein, and in April 2019, she made her debut as Violetta Valéry in La Traviata at the Eduardo Brito National Theater in Santo Domingo. She has performed alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli under Eugene Kohn’s baton, and sung with tenor Ramón Vargas at the gala for the 46th anniversary of the Eduardo Brito National Theatre. Peña has won multiple accolades. At the 14th Ada Sari Vocal Art Contest, she won the special award for best interpretation of a Polish work, and she was named Classical Singer of the Year at the Soberano Awards in her homeland for three consecutive years. Moreover, she received an honorary award from the Dominican National Congress in 2017. Her first solo album, Alta Gracia, was nominated for Best Classical Album of the Year at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards. Since 2011, she has been a member of the Ensemble Spirituosi, which is dedicated to Latin American classical and folk music.

Guillaume Pasch, born in Madrid, performs as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster with different groups and orchestras. His live performances have been broadcast on radio and television, including Radio Clásica (Spain), NHK (Japan), RSN and Govorit Moskva (Russia). He has given concerts on reputable stages such as the Konzerthaus and the Austrian National Library in Vienna, Bolshoi and Maly Sal of the Moscow Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Châtelet Theater in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera Concert Hall and Crystall Hall in Asahikawa. Pasch is also a dedicated educator: as a visiting professor, he has given master classes in different countries such as Spain, Germany and Colombia. He completed his master’s at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, and a postgraduate course at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. His teachers include Dora Schwarzberg, Josef Hell, Marina Keselman and Siegfried Führlinger. The experience in chamber music acquired with Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet) led him in 2014 to found the Arco Vienna Quartet, where he is first violin.

Sergio Posada-Gómez was born in Medellín, Colombia, where he first studied piano and music theory with Zulma Alvarez. Later, he completed harpsichord studies with Marina Mauriello and piano with Alejandro Geberovich in Vienna. He has given chamber music concerts and recitals in Europe, the Americas and Asia and has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras: the Colombian National Symphony, Bogotá Philharmonic, Medellín Philharmonic, and Valley Symphony orchestras, as well as with the Milan Baroque Foundation Orchestra, Orchester der Musikfreunde der Stadt Baden, Plovdiv Philarmonic in Bulgaria, Orquesta Sinfónica OSUANL in Monterrey, Mexico, the Wiener Mozart Orchester (Austria) and Orquesta Sinfónica de León (Spain). He is winner of the First International Competition for Harpsichord in Lilienfeld, and Second Prize winner at the 7th Friedrich Kuhlau International Competition for flute-piano duo with the Colombian flautist Gabriel Ahumada. Posada is an accomplished accompanist, which has led him to participate in Summer Master Courses in Vienna, the Allegro Vivo Chamber Music Festival, and the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition in Vienna. He is also an accompanist and repertoire professor at the Institute of String Instruments of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, and Associate Professor at the Iberacademy-Academia Filarmónica Iberoamericana. With the Korean violinist Bonjiu Koo, he has recorded works by Dimitri Shostakovich for Sony Classical.


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