On Sunday, January 21, at 4:00 pm at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz, the Distinguished Artists Concert and Lecture Series will present violinist Lucia Luque Cooreman and pianist Mauro Bertoli in a concert featuring works by Beethoven, Franck, Schumann, Piazzolla and Sarasate.
Violinist Lucia Luque Cooreman, was the First Prize winner in the “National Prize of Arts” in Torino, won the Special Prize at the prestigious “Concorso Internazionale di Violino Curci” in Napoli, and was awarded the “Premio Academia Filarmonica dell’Arena” in Verona.
At the age of 14, she made her debut as a soloist in Argentina with the National Symphonic Orchestra playing Max Bruch’s Concert Nº 1. Since then she performs regularly as soloist with Orchestras among which the National Symphonic Orchestra of Argentina, Mendoza Philarmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Cordoba, Sinphonic Orchestra of Rosario, Orchestra Orchestra OSPA of Porto Alegre of Brazil, Orchestra Symphonic of Chile, Symphonic of Mar del Plata, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonic Orchestra Arena di Verona, Orchestra Festival Michelangeli, Chamber Orchestra of Chile.
Lucia studied violin with Humberto Carfi and she got her diploma at the Conservatory of Music in Verona, under the tutelage of Juan Carlos Rybin. In 2009 she was selected bySalvatore Accardo to study at the Stauffer Accademy in Cremona and at the Chigiana Accademy in Siena until. In 2009 she studied also with Felice Cusano at the Fiesole School of Music in Florence.
During the years 2011/12 she studied in Berlin with Christophe Horak and Simone Bernardini (Berliner Philarmoniker). She attended masterclasses with Sergej Krylov, Ana Chumachenco, Zakhar Bron, Nora Chastain, Sonya Korkeala, Roby Lakatos, Bernard Fork, Richard Young.
Mauro Bertoli, an Italo-Canadian pianist from Ottawa, is on the faculty of the Conservatoire de Musique du Gatineau and Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.