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Konstantin Soukhovetski – actor

This season marks Mr. Soukhovetski’s debut with the Miami Symphony Orchestra as well as acting rebut with musimelange as a narrator of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale. This year presents Konstantin’s new music/theater show at  Symphony Space, (New York City) – where he will premiere two of his opera transcriptions. In 2012-13 season he also performs Piano en Valois in Cognac, France as well the Southampton Cultural Center (New York), Manchester Music Festival (Vermont) and 5 week tour of South Africa among others.

Konstantin’s theater credits include “Forbidden Juilliard” as multiple characters at Juilliard School and Club Makkor in NYC, “Victor or Children in Power”  as Young Victor at  Moscow State Satire Theatre, Moscow, Russia. His film credits are “Dishonorable Vendetta”  as Pavel Sidorov,  “Decent Men” as Reinhard Heydrich, “Carbon Based” as Liebniz and “Hansel and Gretel” as Emil Von Kuhner. His Television credits are

“Children’s Morning News” – Anchor,  Russian National television, “Talk of the Town” show, Hilton Head SC- Guest, The Play is The Thing – L-TV, East Hamptons NY – guest,  Talk with the stars – Auburn, CA – guest  and his radio appearances are on NPR’s “Performance Today” with Fred Child  – guest among many others. Konstantin is a producer of “Real pianists of The Hamptons” – the first ever classical music reality show made at Pianofest in The Hamptons where Konstantin is artists is Residence.


Duo Scorpio – March 2013

Kristi Shade will be performing with the MISO and musimelange in March 2013

Duo Scorpio is a New York City based harp duo on a mission to expand the duo harp repertoire by commissioning new works and exploring existing repertoire. In 2010, the duo began searching for music for their newly formed ensemble and realized this particular part of the harp repertoire had yet to be fully explored in a contemporary setting.

Duo Scorpio was awarded the American Harp Society Grant, which they used to commission composer Robert Paterson. His work, “Scorpion Tales”, was premiered by Duo Scorpio at the AHS National Conference in New York City on July 2, 2012.

Duo Scorpio recorded their first album, Scorpion Tales, in the spring of 2012. It was released on the American Modern Recordings Label on September 4, 2012.

Duo Scorpio has performed with Florence + The Machine at the Met Gala, for Metro Harp New York and has performed together orchestrally in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.

Coincidentally, Katie and Kristi were both born on November 5, 1982. They met in New York City where they received their Master’s degrees studying with Susan Jolles. They have embraced their Zodiac alignment by using their talent and passion to team up and form this unique duo.

LISTENLe Jardin des Paons – Excerpt – Duo Scorpio

LISTENRaga – Excerpt – Duo Scorpio




Dec 17, 2012 | L'histoire du soldat

A representation of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale: a 1918 theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced.”

We proudly brought to Miami the mesmerizing collaborative project: Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Rarely done in its original version, due to the virtuosity and complexity demanded from all artists, this piece integrates narration, dance and an adept group of seven musicians.  You will surely be taken on a journey from the moment you walk through the doors of the M Building showroom, comfortably nestled within the  Wynwood Art District.

Act 1:  A solider’s life musimelange style with Little Black Dress vodka doing the cocktails; and healthy little bites by Celebrity Chef Jackie.

Act 2:  L’Historire du Soldat (The Soldiers tale) presented by the ensemble cast of: Marco Real-d’Arbelles-conductor, Konstantin Soukhovetski*- actor & narrator,  Liony Garcia- dancer, Anne Chicheportiche- violin, Hernan Matute- bass, Nuno Antunes- clarinet, Adrian Morejon- bassoon, Mary Bowden- trumpet, Gilberto Cruz- trombone, and Dexter Dwight- percussion.

Act 3:  Enjoyed the company of the artists while indulging in a dessert that complements the evening.

WATCH: Experpts of The Soldier’s Tale


Mary Elizabeth Bowden

Mary Elizabeth Bowden is a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Miami Symphony. She is co-founder of Florida’s Chrysalis Chamber Players, a recipient of a Yale Alumni Grant, and has collaborated in chamber music programs at the Marlboro Music Festival, The Banff Centre and, under the baton of trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, at the Sydney Opera House.

She recently performed as Principal Trumpet of New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia; in 2006 she was acting Principal Trumpet of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea. At the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, she also held the principal chair in Pierre Boulez’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, released on CD in June, 2011.

As a soloist, she won the 1st Prize at the 2012 International Women’s Brass Conference Trumpet Competition. She has performed as soloist with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra, Birch Creek Symphony, and New Haven Chamber Orchestra, among several others. At The Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, she twice performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets with renowned trumpeters Jens Lindemann and Ryan Anthony.  Ms. Bowden frequently performs in recital throughout the country, both in solo programs and in duo-performances with trumpeter David Dash.

Mary studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Yale School of Music.


Gilberto Cruz

Cuban-American Trombonist Gilberto Cruz started his studies at age 12 in south Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA under the tutelage of Norman Bolter & Ronald Barron and completed his Master’s degree at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA under the tutelage of Norman Bolter & Toby Oft.

Gilberto has been an active freelancer in the Boston Area and in South Florida, serving as principal trombonist of the Symphony of the Americas and performing regularly with many local ensembles including the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Southwest Florida Symphony, Atlantic Classical Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a chamber musician he has appeared with the Miami Symphony Brass Quintet, Symphony of the Americas Brass Quintet, the Epic Brass Quintet and the Frequency Band Trombone Choir.

In the commercial realm, Gilberto has recorded for many local recording studios and has performed with such artists like Idina Menzel and Andrea Bocelli.


Lincoln Ellis | Chicago

Lincoln S. Ellis is the Managing Director for Linn Group’s Asset Management practice.

In 2006 Lincoln joined Linn Group to advise on the expansion and direction of the firm’s asset management business. After concluding that the firm needed to be an active participant in the markets, Linn Group launched – Linn Hare Huckabay Apex.

Lincoln additionally runs the committee that oversees the firm’s Atlas One LP. Atlas One is a multi manager pool that invests long/short in a global macro format. Atlas One has been in the top 25 multi manager pools for the past 2 years.

From 2007 the firm has raised over $35MM in assets and has recently crossed the three year mark for both programs. Lincoln continues to oversee the development of new in-house trading programs as well as the work or scouting for new trading advisors from the outside.

Previously, Lincoln was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co., the institutional business of Morgan Stanley, Inc.

Lincoln earned a BA from Valparaiso University and an MA from The Graduate Faculty – New School for Social Research. Deeply committed to the communities in which he has lived, Lincoln is currently a Trustee of Chicago Opera Theater; a board member of CompassionWorx; and continues his work with Columbia University’s Columbia International Affairs Online, a database of international politics and economics he founded and created with then Editor-in-Chief, Kate Wittenberg. He also served as a founding member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Associates and President of the Auxiliary Chapter at Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Hernan Matute

Hernan Matute, Bass player, arranger and composer. Was born in Venezuela where he  was primary trained as an orchestra musician. He was a member of the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra since 1992 until 2001. Since 2001 has been member of Miami Symphony Orchestra. He also has been member of the Miami City Ballet, Symphony of the America among other orchestras and camber groups in the Florida area. He has toured around Europe with Bolivar Soloists and El Cruzao playing chamber music. He obtained a BM from Florida International University and is finishing a Master in Double Bass performance from the same institution under Luis Gomez-Imbert guidance.


Liony Garcia

Liony Garcia is a cuban born choreographer/dancer based in Miami, Florida.

Liony is originally from Isabela de Sagua, Cuba. He received his B.F.A in Dance performance from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. While in college Liony danced works by Jose Limon, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Garth Fagan and Donald McKayle. As a professional dancer he’s performed with Freddick Bratcher and Co., Brigid Bakers Whole Project., Brazz Dance Theater and has worked with Choreographers Guy Weizman & Roni Haver (Club Guy and Roni) in addition to Barak Marshall as a member of Los Angeles based repertory company BodyTraffic. Liony is a founding member of Rosie Herrera’s Dance Theater and is currently performing with BodyTraffic and Herrera.

In addition to being a dancer he is also a choreographer. His choreographic work has been shown in New World School of Arts College from 2004 to 2008 as a student, as a professional his work has been showcased at The Florida Dance Festivals Winterfest 2009. He has worked in collaboration with New World Symphony Orchestra as part of their musicians forum 2010. Garcia has also shown work at gallery Dot51 as part of Art Mob in Miami as well as Cando Arts Co-op.

Liony was commissioned by Miami Light Project and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as part of The Miami Made Festival 2011 as well as the Thomas Armour Ballet for the Dranoff Piano Foundation.


Nuno Antunes

Having a recognized versatility in several different musical styles, Nuno Antunes has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician and in various professional orchestras, both in the U.S. and Europe. He participated in Clarmeetoporto-International Clarinet Meeting of Oporto, Portugal, and performed Darin Lewis’ Concertino for Clarinet and Strings with the Orchestra Simpatico in NYC. Mr. Antunes had his NYC debut as a soloist in 2007, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at Musica Bella Concert Series. His love for chamber music led to the creation of The Gene Project, a unique combination of clarinet, bassoon and harp. He is also a member of Ensemble 54, and collaborates regularly with several other chamber music groups. He was also invited to give a recital at the XX International Clarinet Meeting (Lisbon, Portugal). Mr. Antunes is the guest principal clarinetist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and a member of IRIS Orchestra.

Mr. Antunes’ appearance in competitions has resulted in several prizes, including the R.D.P. Young Musicians Prize and the Portuguese Young Clarinetist Competition.

Nuno Antunes began his musical studies at the C.N.R. of Leiria. Mr. Antunes continued his education at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra and later earned the Masters of Music diploma at Manhattan School of Music.


Adrian Morejon

Praised for his “teeming energy” and “precise control” by the New York Times, Adrian Morejon is co-principal bassoonist of the IRIS Orchestra and Miami Symphony and is a member of Sospiro Winds, Talea Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, bassoon duo Dark & Stormy, and The Gene Project. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Morejon has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and on the Great Performers’ Series at Lincoln Center. He regularly performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and others.

Mr. Morejon’s awards include a Theodore Presser Foundation Grant, 2nd prize of the Fox-Gillet International Competition, and a shared top prize at the Moscow Conservatory International Competition. He has appeared at the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chelsea Music Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, NJO Academy, Chamber Music Institute, Spoleto USA, AIMS in Graz, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, National Orchestral Institute, Music Academy of the West, and the Verbier Festival.

An graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music, Mr. Morejon is on faculty at the Boston Conservatory, the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, and the Praxis Youth Leadership Orchestra.


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