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The Sound of Brazilian Classical Music
March 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 at 12 PM
A concert titled “The Sound of Brazilian Classical Music” will be presented at The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster. Gianne Ge Zhu, pianist, and Guilherme Andreas, flutist, will perform.
The concert will include “Oriental” by Pattapio Silva, “Bachianas Brasileira No. 5” by Heitor Villa Lobos, “Fantasia” by Ronaldo Miranda, “Nostalgia” by Jose Siqueira, the first movement of Sonata Op. 14 by Leopoldo Miguez, and “Brazilian Medley” by Alberto Arantes. The selections will also be featured on an album that is being produced and be offered on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora and also used in the bid for the Latin Grammy Awards.
Born in Jiangsu, China, Zhu began her piano study at age 5. In 2008, she came to the United States to further her training at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy at James Madison University (JMU). She has competed and won awards at various international competitions, including being named a finalist at the Brescia International Piano Competition (Italy).
Andreas began his musical journey in his church’s wind ensemble in Brasilia, Brazil. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Brasilia and then was appointed principal flute of the Brazilian Marine Wind Symphony in Rio de Janeiro. He continued his flute studies and earned a graduate diploma in chamber music at the Brazilian Music Conservatory. He also studied at JMU and the Peabody Institute. Currently, Andreas serves as music director of Grace City Church of Baltimore and was recently appointed principal flute of the chamber orchestra Symphony Number One. He has won various competitions, including first prize in the São Paulo Symphony Masterclass Competition. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall performing with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.
Both Zhu and Andreas are also involved in their respective church music programs.
Admission to the concert will be free, but donations will be accepted and go toward the costs of the concert and the production of their album.