Successful professor Andrea Merenzon received several distinctions throughout her career. Among the most important there are the Latin Grammy 2005 for best Classical Album Production, merit diploma awarded by Centro Cultural Konex; and 2005 Women of the Year award elected by Clarín newspaper. Also, she was recognized Women of the Year by two international institutions: The American Biographical Institute and the Cambridge Biographical Institute, in 1998 and 1999 respectively. She studied at the University of Indiana, United States, on a scholarship granted by the Colón Theater Foundation. She is member of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra since 1987 and, has worked as producer and artistic coordinator of the symphonic and camera program of the Colón Theater. Merenzon founded and directed various festivals such as the Buenos Aires International Music Festival, the Buenos Aires International Contest and the Youth Orchestras International Encounter. Merenzon offered numerous performances as soloist for the Argentina Symphonic Orchestra and for the Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata and Córdoba Symphonic Orchestras. She has also participated in Latin America orchestras, in countries such as Uruguay, Chile, Panamá, Brazil, and Mexico; and in the rest of the world, in United States, Canada, France, Turkey, Romania, among others
First Violin, National Symphonic Orchestra. García graduated as Superior Professor of Music specialized in violin from the “Manuel de Falla” Municipal Conservatory in Buenos Aires. He continued studying with master Humberto Carfi, and perfected his style in Italy under a scholarship granted by the Organization of American States. At present, he is a violin teacher and director of the chord orchestra at the conservatory where he himself studied. He is also professor and director of the symphonic orchestra at the City of San Martín Conservatory.
Cello, National Symphonic Orchestra. Ms. Fainstein Day graduated from the Municipal Music Conservatory “Manuel de Falla” as Superior Cello Professor and took courses with recognized professors such as Boris Pergamenschicov, Cristine Walevska, among others. She founded “The Cellists of Buenos Aires” and participated with them in national and international festivals, such as the Reencontre de Violoncelles, at Beauvais (France).
Oboe Soloist, Stable Orchestra of the Colón Theater. Albornoz graduated from the Oboe University chair of Professor Juan José González at the Music School of the University of Cuyo, and took courses in Switzerland, France and Chile. In 1988, thanks to a scholarship of the Colon Theater Foundation, he took classes in Amsterdam with master Jan Spronk, soloist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. As member of “NUMEN” wind quintet, Albornoz recorded a CD named “Latin-American Composers”; and with the “COLON OPERA CONCERTO” wind band, two other CDs “New winds for The Opera” and “Por mi Patria”, together with Darío Volonté.
Trumpet soloist, Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra. Ciancio started studying trumpet with professors Mario Labataglia, Antonio Galeana, Wilfredo Cardoso and Roberto “Fats” Fernandez. He graduated from “Carlos López Buchardo” National Music Conservatory, and in 1992 the Government of France granted him a two-year scholarship at the Ecole National de Musique of Montreuil (París) with Master Eric Aubier, where he took master classes with great trumpet players. In Argentina, he has played as soloist in the major country orchestras and has received several recognitions such as de Merit Diploma given by Konex (2009) and the Honor Diploma at the Argentine Chamber Music Contest, by Fundación Banco Mayo. He participated twice in the “Marta Argerich Festival”, with the celebrated pianist and the Camerata Bariloche. In 2005 he was part of the tour by the Israel Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Metha.
Trombone Soloist, Buenos Aires Philarmonic Orchestra. Gervini studied trombone, tenor tuba and low trumpet at the “Carlos López Buchardo” National Music Conservatory. Since 1969, he is part of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra as trombone soloist. He performed and recorded with several international artists such as Tom Jones, Caetano Veloso and Joan Manuel Serrat. He has also toured around the world offering performances in Spain, England, Brazil, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria. At present, he is a member of the “Quinteto Bronces del Plata” together with other soloists of the Colon Theater orchestras.
Percussion Professor, City of Buenos Aires Conservatory. Linage studied percussion at the “Carlos López Buchardo” National Music Conservatory under the guidance of Master Néstor Astutti and she specialized in marimba, drums and timpani. In recognition for her talent she received a scholarship to the Cultural Excellence from the National Presidency, as well as other national and international distinctions. She was part of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colon Theater Stable Orchestra, among others. She participated in the recording of “La marimba en la Argentina”, nominated CD for the 1997 ACE award, and “Por un camino de tierra”; both recorded by her master Ángel Frette.
Double bass Soloist, Colon Theater Buenos Aires Philarmonic Orchestra. He was the youngest double bass integrant of the Colon Theater Orchestra, at 17. And since 18, he is active as concert. In 1990, won the competition to be the soloist of the Musical Youth World Orchestra, with whom he toured several countries. For more than 20 years, he teaches his instrument. Recently Javier played Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra Op 3 S. Koussevitzky in the payment cycle of the Colon Theater Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, the first solo bass since the foundation 67 years ago.