Buenos Aires Classic Ensamble

      

    The Buenos Aires Classic Ensamble was creatted in December 2000.

    They attend the “IV Buenos Aires International Festival” taking chamber music lessons with Jordi Mora and David Walter. They have been also chosen to assist the Master Class for Chamber Music given by members of the London Sinfonietta, in the Experimental Center of the Colon Theatre.

    They have performed in many auditoriums of Buenos Aires such as “Isaac Fernandez Blanco” Art Museum, "Bellas Artes" National Museum, “Golden Auditorium” of the Buenos Aires Culture House, “Golden Auditorium” of the Colón Theatre, and “Agronomy Cultural Center” among others. They also participated in the Cycle of Concerts 2001 “El Sonido y el tiempo Internacional” at the Metropolitan Museum, and in the Cycle 2002 of the “Club Hípico Argentino”, obtaining in the last concert excellent criticism in the Newspaper “La Nación”. They performed in the Firsth International Fest of Classical Music in Iguazú - 2004.

     During 2005 they have given succesfull concerts at the City of Esperanza (Santa Fe) and santa Fe City under the auspices of "Municipalidad de Esperanza" and "Subsecretaria de Cultura de la provincia de Santa Fe". They also took part of the renowned cycle of chamber music concerts organized by " Scala de San Telmo Asociation" at the National Library, under the auspices of "Fundacion Szterenfeld" and also in the cycle "Music from Spain and America" at the "Castelar Hotel".

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   Biographies

 The members of the group are: Stella Maris Marrello (flute), Natalia Silipo (oboe), Carlos Céspedes (clarinet), Ernesto Imsand (bassoon) and Marcos Puente Olivera (Piano).

Stella Maris Marrello (flute)

She has studied flute at the National Music Conservatory “Carlos Lopez Buchardo”, graduating with top marks. Stella’s teachers include Olga Perez, Luis Rocco, Oscar Piluso, Claudio Barile. She attended many Flute and Chamber Music courses given by José Ananías Souza López, Felix Renggli and Jordi Mora among others. Marrello won the following prizes: Second prize at the II National Competition “New Classical Players”, Special honors at the “I National competition for young Argentinean players”, organized by the Bahía Blanca Symphonic Orchestra, First prize at the Musical Competition “ Young Players”, organized by the National Radio.
    As a soloist Stella Maris has appeared with many orchestras including: The Bariloche Camerata, Police Symphonic Orchestra and Colón Theatre Academic Orchestra, in which she was a member.
She was a founder member of the Aleph Flute quartet, with whom she obtained numerous prizes and performed in Argentina and aboard.

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Natalia Silipo (oboe)

She started studying music at the National Music Conservatory “Carlos Lopez Buchardo” with Marcelo Groz. She then continued studying with Pedro P. Cochiararo and Rubén Albornóz.
In 1989 she was the first oboe at the “Radio Nacional” Youth Orchestra. In 1991 she won Honors at the “Argentinean Music Competition” organized by the “Banco Mayo Foundation”. Two years later she continued studying in London at the “Guildhall” School of Music and Drama where she graduated in Music. In 1997 she was a member of the Argentinean National Music Orchestra “Juan de Dios Filiberto”. She is currently the solo oboe of the Argentinean Theatre Orchestra of La Plata and also the oboe player of the woodwind quintet of the National University of La Plata. As a soloist Natalia has performed with many notable Orchestras such as the “Omega Sinfonietta”, “Mayo Chamber Orchestra”, “Colón Theatre Orchestra” and “Bariloche Camerata”.

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Ernesto Imsand (bassoon)

He started studying music with Cesar Benitez in Santa Fe. He then studied with Alberto Merenzon in Buenos Aires. He attended many courses in the country and aboard given by prestigious musicians such as Noel Devos (Brazil), Arthur Grossman and Cristopher Weart (USA) among others. He received financial help by “Antorchas Foundation” which allowed him to improve his knowledge with outstanding teachers of Buenos Aires. From 1990 to 1995 he was solo bassoon of the Symphonic Orchestra of Entre Ríos, and also solo bassoon of the Band of the same city. He is currently the solo bassoon of the National Symphonic Orchestra and a member of the “Argos” woodwind quintet, and of the“Argentrio”reeds trio.

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Marcos Puente Olivera (piano)

He has graduated at the Music Conservatory “Alberto Ginastera” of Morón, where he took lessons with Rosa Antonelli. He attended piano and Chamber music courses given by: Josef Stompel, Adolfo Montecino, Vladimir bakk and Jordi Mora. He won a fellowship to assist summer courses in France, Brazil, Spain, and Italy. He won the first prize in many competitions: “Asociación Cultural Armenia”, “III Bienal de Arte Joven Ciudad de Bs.As”, V Competition “Ciudad de Necochea”, “III Biennial Piano Competition of Buenos Aires Music Festivals” and “VI Chamber Music Competition Franz Liszt”. As a soloist he performed with different Orchestras such as: Tres de Febrero Orchestra, San Martín Orchestra, Alberto Ginastera Symphonic Band and the Orchestra of the XX Music Course of Vic, Barcelona. He is currently a piano teacher at the “Alberto Ginastera” Conservatory of Moron and also teaches in the School of Music Art in San Isidro. He is a member of the chamber music group “Música Viva”.

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Review

       It’s comforting to found argentinean musicians of this level, as the members of the Buenos Aires Classic Group who play in trios, quartets or quintets. Is that Stella Maris Marrello, Natalia Silipo, Carlos Céspedes, Ernesto Imsand and Marcos Puente Olivera give musicality lessons at the Club Hípico.
… the Concert piece Nº2, for clarinet, bassoon and piano of Mendelssohn. The incisive ingenious game an the romantic vein are show in the pure and delightful phrasing of Céspedes’s clarinet, opposite with a flexible bassoon, both supported by the piano that remind as the fantastic scherzi of the german composer.

René Vargas Vera
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, April 28th, 2002.

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Audio

All excerpts are recorded during live concerts.

Alberto Ginastera: “Danza de la Moza Donosa” for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. (Arranged by Carlos Céspedes)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

 

Alberto Ginastera: Three Pieces for flute, oboe,
clarinet, bassoon and piano. (Arranged by Carlos Céspedes)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

 

Astor Piazzolla / Pablo Ziegler: Elegy on “Adiós Nonino” for flute, oboe, clarinet ,bassoon and piano. (Arranged by Carlos Céspedes)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.



Astor Piazzolla: “Mumuki” Tango for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. (Arrenged by Carlos Céspedes)

April 18th, 2002, Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

 

Astor Piazzolla: “Fugata” Tango for flute, oboe,
clarinet, bassoon and piano. (Arranged by Carlos Céspedes)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

 

Astor Piazzolla: “La Muerte del Angel” Tango for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. (Arranged by Carlos Céspedes)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

 

Gustavo Leguizamón: “Zamba de Juan Panadero” for flauta, oboe, clarinete, fagot y piano.
(Arranged by Carlos Céspedes based on a version of
Dino Saluzzi)

November 3rd, 2003,Buenos Aires, Club Hípico Argentino Auditorium.

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