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Noche de Musica 2014

Our XIth edition of our annual fund-raising event, Noche de Musica, was a complete success! 

Over 200 persons assisted the event held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 7.30pm, at the Center for Performing Arts at Colegio F.D. Roosevelt, recognized as second only to the Gran Teatro Nacional for its acoustics. 

As in previous years, proceeds from this special event will fund scholarships for students at the Instituto Pedagogico Nacional. Our support allows many young women to finish their studies to become teachers.

We were delighted and proud to have world-class Maestro Carlos Costa and his Chamber Orquestra, which includes his two talented sons: Lorenzo, a violinist; and Leonardo, an acclaimed cellist.

In our effort to raise more funds, this year's Noche de Musica included an art sale, where 8 AWLC members displayed their artwork.  50% of the proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund.  


Our Performers...

Excerpt from the Concert

With many thanks to our generous sponsors

CARLOS COSTA was born into a well-known musical family in Lima. From an early age, he studied violin with his father. At 12, he won First Prize in the “Entre Nous” Society competition which gave him the opportunity to play as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. After studying Electrical Engineering in Germany, he was admitted to the Musichochschule Detmold, where he studied violin with Lukas David and obtained a Master’s Degree. During his studies he played in the prestigious Chamber Orchestra of Tibor Varga, attended master classes with Henrik Szering in Stuttgart, and participated in orchestra-conducting classes in Wurzburg. After returning to Lima, Carlos conducted the Chamber Orchestra Armonia, and was first violin of the Armonia String Quartet. During the last fourteen years, he has organized the Annual International Chamber Music Festival of the Peruvian North American Institute in Lima. Currently, he has intense musical activity as first violin of the Felix String Quartet, as violin and chamber music teacher, and as conductor. He is frequently invited to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra in Lima as guest conductor.

LORENZO COSTA was born in Germany in 1997. At the age of six, he began studying violin with his father, Carlos Costa. In the summer of 2008 he made his debut as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra playing an Accolay violin concerto. In 2011 he was accepted in Latica Honda-Rosenbert’s course of musical interpretation at the “Tibor Varga” Festival in Sion, Switzerland, after which he was selected to participate in the cycle for youth, which this professor organizes in Lichtenstein. He has taken master classes with guest professors at the National Conservatory of Music, Lukas David, Alexis Sykes, Midori, and Nicola Benedetti. Lorenzo participates regularly in different musical activities as soloist and as a member of chamber groups, such as in the Traveling Notes Festival and the Chamber Music Festival of the ICPNA.

LEONARDO COSTA was born in Germany in 1995. At the age of five, he began studying violoncello with Annika Petrozzi. He made his debut as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Lima, in 2006, and played again with the NSO in 2007, 2010, and 2011. He has participated in master classes with Claudio Bohórquez, Zuill Bailey, Vladan Koci, Leonard Elschenbroich, and Karine Georgian. In 2010, he was awarded a complete scholarship to participate in the “Interlochen Camp for the Arts”. There, he won the international “Interlochen Concerto Competition”, which allowed him to perform as soloist with the “Interlochen Philharmonic” Orchestra. In addition, he was named first cello of the “World Youth Symphony Orchestra”.

Leonardo was one of the winners of the Patronato Peruano de Musica scholarships, which in August of 2012 allowed him to participate in a course for the interpretation of violoncello sonatas organized by the famous violoncellist Karine Georgian in England. At present, Leonardo is a student of Master Claudio Santos in Chile and takes classes from Karine Georgian. Leonardo also organizes classes periodically for Peruvian children and young cellists.

Our Program

Here´s an advance of the program, with links to referential performances, for your enjoyment:

Part I:

Franz Xaver Richter - Adagio and Fuga in g minor 

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings op 11

Camille Saint Saens - Allegro Appassionato op 43 for Cello and Orchestra.  Solo:  Leonardo Costa, cello.

Part II:

Vittorio Monti - Czardas.  Solos: Lorenzo Costa, violin; Leonardo Costa, cello.

George Gershwin - Two Preludes

Johan Halvorsen - Passacaglia, Duo for violin and cello

Celso Garrido Lecca - Tondero

Tchaikovsky - Russian Theme  

Center for Performing Arts, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt