Virtuoso American Violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio to Perform in Frutillar en Valdivia

Going Solo: Unaccompanied Works for Violin & Viola, by MSR Classics Label (www.unr.ed)

American violinist and violist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and pianist Jeffrey Sykes will participate in 2014 edition of Frutillar Music Week. They will offer a concert at Teatro del Lago on Thursday, January 30, at 12:00 noon. On January 31, they will perform in Valdivia, at the El Austral Cultural Center, at 8:00pm.

Both musicians visited Chile in 2009, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.

In their concerts next week, they will play Mozart and Brahms sonatas; Four Souvenirs, by Paul Schoenfeld; and a piece by Ken Benshoof.

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio enjoys a varied performing and recording career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. Associate Professor of Violin and Viola at the University of Nevada, Reno and member of the Argenta Trio, she is also Artistic Director of Cactus Pear Music Festival, which she founded in 1997 while serving as Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony.

Previously First Assistant Principal Second Violin of The Cleveland Orchestra, under Christoph von Dohnany, she toured and recorded internationally with this ensemble for eight seasons.

She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Estonia, Sweden, Ghana, Italy, Peru, Chile and Mexico.

In addition to her active performing career over two decades, she is devoted to teaching serious young violinists, many of whom have successfully chosen careers in music.

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio holds Master’s degree from The Eastman School of Music and is a graduate from Indiana University.

Jeffrey Sykes

American Pianist Jeffrey Sykes is an outstanding accompanist and a leader in chamber music.  He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Western Europe.

He is the co-founder and artistic director of the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society of Wisconsin, a highly-acclaimed and innovative chamber musical festival now in its seventeenth season.

He is the Music Director of Opera for the Young, a professional opera company that gives performances to schoolchildren.  He works extensively as a vocal coach throughout the United States, teaches and coaches at the University of California at Berkeley, and recently completed his third guest teaching residency at the University of Houston.