The latest group of elite students comprising the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet make their debut appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy in an 11:30 am concert on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Their program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto No. 2 “after Vivaldi,” a Scherzo by Eugene Bozza, Jan Koetsier’s Divertimento No. 2, August Klughardt’s Woodwind Quintet Op. 79, and “Three Shanties” by Malcolm Arnold.
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 experiences to the program.
The current ensemble consists of clarinetist Baiyu Li, who comes from Hong Kong and graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music; flutist Ivo Shin, who comes from Brazil and graduated from Rio Grande do Norte Federal University; oboist Monserrat Garcia Campos from Mexico, where she earned her undergraduate degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico; bassoonist Jacob Fernandez, who hails from Massachusetts and graduated from Lawrence University; and French hornist Anne Cotin from Murrieta, California, whose undergraduate degree is from the University of California Santa Barbara.
During their two-year residency at the University of Arizona, these students will pursue their careers as an ensemble and as individuals, performing at venues worldwide.
Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer