Hernandez/Giacopuzzi Duo - Juan-Miguel Hernandez viola / Jacopo Giacopuzzi, piano
Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners on Classical Crossroads' "The Interludes" Series
An artist defined by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as "...tender, lyrical, loaded with personality...", Canadian-born violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez is also recognized by the Washington Post for drawing "...the sweetest, most sonorous tone...," Juan-Miguel won the First Prize at the 16th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, adding to other top prizes won at the National Canadian Music Competition and the National Sphinx Competition. Juan-Miguel has appeared as concerto soloist with the Atlanta, Seattle, Colorado, and Pacific Symphonies, as well as the Rochester Philharmonic and the Chicago Sinfonietta. He is violist of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet "One of the gold-plated names in chamber music." (Washington Post). From 2005 to 2010, he was a member of the famed iPalpiti orchestra of international laureates.
Italian pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi has been the outright winner of numerous international competitions, and most recently was among the top winners of the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. He has studied at leading schools worldwide including the Conservatorio "E.F. Dall'Abaco" of Verona (undergraduate diploma cum laude in 2006, Master's degree cum laude, 2011), Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Liszt Hochschule in Weimar (2008-2010), Music Academy of the West under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal (2013), and Pianofest in the Hamptons (2014). Jacopo Giacopuzzi is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the USC Thornton School of Music with Professor Kevin Fitz Gerald. This concert marks Jacopo's second appearance on The Interludes.
Presenter / Producer: Classical Crossroads
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Event Phone: 310-316-5574
First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
2900 W. Carson Street
Torrance CA 90503
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 1/14/2017
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