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Richard Bosworth

Chinese Jacket PortraitCritically acclaimed for “the kind of artistry which captivates, transports and communicates deeply,” pianist Richard Bosworth brings to the concert stage a broad spectrum of musical tastes and experience. His travels have taken him to nearly every major continent in the capacities of a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and competitor. Besides playing all the major repertory, he is a champion of contemporary works, often premiering them at convention workshops. His interest in jazz and composition add yet another dimension to his creative output. Upon receiving a baccalaureate from Eastman School, he pursued further studies at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, culminating in a doctoral degree. His teachers throughout his student years were such notables as Barry Snyder (prize winner of the Van Cliburn Competition), Leonard Hokanson (pianist of the Odeon Trio), Luba Dubinsky (pianist of the BorodinTrio), Mario Feninger (a Busoni expert), Michael Block (winner of the Artur Rubinstein Competition), and Balini Vazsonyi (student and official biographer of Ernst von Dohnanyi). Besides receiving a number of accolades on the competition scene, he has participated in some of the world’s most prestigious music contests, including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb in Vienna and the Pretoria Competitiion in South Africa. In 1999, he gave a guest performance at the White House in Washington, DC by invitation of President Clinton, and in 2005 debuted the first interactive music program to combine internet resources and multi-media at Lincoln Center. Most recently, in January of 2008, he performed for the Pianoforte Foundation, Chicago. The performance featured the music of Frederic Chopin and was broadcast live on WFMT. His appearances on other radio stations in the United States have included WQXR (New York) and WGBH (Boston). Dr. Bosworth has won praise from such internationally known conductors as Erich Kunzel and Keith Lockhart and has collaborated with flutist Turkil Bye and the late baritone Hermann Prey. His extensive repertory contains a number of recordings, including a release on Gallo Records that features the works of Swiss-American composer and conductor, Klaus Cornell. Videos of many of his performances may be found on YouTube. Dr. Bosworth makes his home in Naples, Florida, where he teaches and performs locally as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. He is a Bechstein artist.

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Scott O’Donnell

FullSizeRender-4Scott O’Donnell comes to us from Endwell, N.Y. He started studying the violin at the age of seven. He began private lessons at the age of twelve. One of Scott’s first private teachers were Maryanne Wallenburg, Concert Master of the Binghamton Symphony and Peter Marsh, first violinist of the Lennox Quartet. Five years later Scott studied with Elmar Oliviera, the first American Violinist to win the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition.

Shortly after, Scott attended The Manhattan School of music in New York City, where he continued his violin studies with Professor Raphael Bronstein. Professor Bronstein was a world renowned pedagogue who also was the head professor of Violin at The Manhattan School Of Music and Hart College in Connecticut. Scott later moved to Miami Florida, where he attended The University of Miami and earned MA in Violin performance under the tutelage of Glenn Basham.

It was during this time Scott became interested in playing the Viola. He was Fascinated by the sound of the instrument and realized this is what really moved him and brought him closer to the sound he had been searching  for.

Scott O’Donnell is currently Principal Violist with The Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony and The Boca Raton Symphonia. He has been Principal Violist with the Florida Gran Opera. Scott also has extensive chamber music experience. In addition to his many Classical Music credits Scott has a wide-range of Popular Music recording experience, working with artist such as: Barbara Streisand, Barry Gibb, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, Michael Jackson and Natalie Cole to name a few.

 

Oenological Experience Through Music

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Musimelange created a line of concerts entirely designed for WINE LOVERS

An oenological experience through music and gastronomy with sommelier Sébastien Verrier and violinist Anne Chicheportiche.
musimelange in association with Vineyards to Table Imports present musiWine, a musical promenade across different vineyards accompanied by a 4 course dinner.
Sommelier Sebastien Verrier will walk you through the wine’s beguiling subtleties that awaits your intrigue for a very tasteful oenological lesson.
The wines’ aromas will echo the music with an eruption of fruitful scents and tastes, sometimes round to the palate some others rather lively, noble, and elegant. 
Tickets include a welcome champagne glass with pass hors d’oeuvres, the discovery of 4 different wines accompanied by classical music interludes and a 4 course dinner.
 

 

Helene Filipecki

Helene Filipeki

Philippe Bardo

Versatile, multilingual professional with more than 25 years experience in Sales and Business Development, Start-up operation and Management in Europe, Latin America and North America.

At present manage concurrently two departments as Production Sales Manager and Special events Manager at The Albion Hotel.

As an Artist Manager, successfully established Federico Uribe as a leading Latin American artist on the international Art Market.

Created and developed a new market area in Western Mexico that led to the establishment and management of a new manufacturing plant in Guadalajara for the Jefferson Smurfit Group.

Keen ability to negotiate contracts, create and develop new sales accounts and to build up long-term client relationships.

Expert at planning events, coordinating and delegating tasks.

Emotional strength at working under pressure in a multi-task environment that requires problem solving and decision making.

Polished in working under different business systems and structures in multicultural environments.

English – French – Spanish – Portuguese
Bachelor of Business Administration – ESCEM Poitiers – France

Gabriel Preisser

Gabriel PreisserLyric baritone Gabriel Preisser maintains a very active and diverse performance schedule across the US with over 40 operatic and musical theatre roles in his repertory including Danilo in The Merry Widow with Utah Festival Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with St Petersburg Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Shreveport Opera, Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tiresias with Opera Parallele, Albert in Werther with Minnesota Opera, Billy Bigelow in Carousel with Minnesota Orchestra, and Prince Ottokar in Der Freishütz with Des Moines Metro Opera to name a few.  The New York Times called his performance as Lt Gordon with Opera Philadelphia “wonderful” and Opera News has praised him for his “handsome voice, charismatic energy, and timbral allure.” He has also been praised for having a “matinee idol’s charm and charisma,” “a beautiful, luscious baritone,” and “a compelling, commanding stage presence.”  Upcoming, he makes several role and company debuts as Mozart’s Figaro with Bellevue Opera, Harold Hill in The Music Man with Colorado Symphony, Tommy in Brigadoon with Gulf Shore Opera, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Tampa, and a company debut with Michigan Opera Theatre in 2016/17.

Mr. Preisser has made a name for himself as a versatile, cross-over performer and has especially  been active in new works. He created the role of Lt. Gordon in Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize winning Silent Night at Minnesota Opera with subsequent performances at Opera Philadelphia and Cincinnati Opera. His performance as Lt. Gordon with Minnesota Opera was also broadcast nationally on PBS in 2013 and 2014.  He recently took on the role of Farmer Bean in Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox both with Opera San Antonio and Odyssey Opera of Boston.  He can be heard on the first official audio recording of Fantastic Mr Fox under the baton of Gil Rose with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  He has also performed the title role in Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry, Tom Joad in Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Riolobo in Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Antonio in Hagen’s New York Stories at Kentucky Opera, John Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women at Pensacola Opera, and the Shoe Salesman/Puppet role in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco also at Pensacola Opera.

On the concert stage he is garnering a reputation for his dynamic interpretation of Orff’s Carmina Burana which he has performed with the Winter Park Bach Festival, Atlanta Ballet, Gulf Coast Symphony, and others. He has also been heard as a soloist in William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Jacksonville Symphony, Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Orlando Philharmonic, Bach’s St John’s Passion with the Houston Bach Society, and Handel’s Messiah with Ars Lyrica and The Messiah Choral Society.  In addition, he is a frequent recitalist throughout the US and a proponent of American composers such as Charles Ives, Carlisle Floyd, Aaron Copland, John Duke, and others.  He was a district winner in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition and won the American finals of the International Lirico Concorso Competition in 2011. Mr. Preisser was a resident artist at Minnesota Opera, Kentucky Opera, Pensacola Opera, and an apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera.  He graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a double major in Vocal Performance and Commercial Music and completed a Masters in Voice at the University of Houston.

 

Past musimelange

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