The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in concert on Tuesday (April 24) at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday’s program will feature selections from the ensemble’s current repertoire, which includes music by 19th century composers Franz Danzi and Charles Lefebvre, and 20th century composers John Barrows, Endre Szervanszky and Gyorgy Ligeti.
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is the premiere student performing ensemble at The University of Arizona. Its members, chosen by competitive auditions, have come to the Fred Fox School of Music from some of the world’s leading music schools to perform and compete internationally, bringing their rich and diverse backgrounds of educational and professional experience to the program. The current members are pooling their talents as chamber players, having come together from far flung locations in the United States and across the world.
Clarinetist Baiyu Li is a native of China who graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Flutist Ivo Shin comes from Brazil and graduated from Rio Grande do Norte Federal University. Oboist Monserrat Garcia Campos, from Mexico, earned her undergraduate degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and completed music studies at the Landen Konservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria. Bassoonist Jacob Fernandez hails from Massachusetts and graduated from Lawrence University. French hornist Anne Cotin’s home town is Murrieta, California, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of California Santa Barbara.
During their two-year residency at the University of Arizona, the students are mentored by the faculty members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, and are given multiple opportunities for performance and community outreach.
Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer