Expeditions: Nordic countries

Marcos Arakaki, conductor
Rodrigo de Oliveira, violin
Arthur Vieira Terto, violin
Gilberto Paganini, viola
Lina Radovanovic, violoncello

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NIELSEN
ALFVÉN
SIBELIUS
GRIEG
SIBELIUS
String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 14: Allegretto pastorale
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 19
Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Finlandia, Op. 26

Marcos Arakaki, conductor

Marcos Arakaki is the Associate Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic. He has also led other important orchestras in Brazil, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Pinchas Zukerman, Gabriela Montero, Sergio Tiempo, Anna Vinnitskaya and Sofya Gulyak are among the renowned artists he has played with. In 2001, Arakaki won the Eleazar de Carvalho Competition for Young Conductors and, in 2009, the Camargo Guarnieri Prize, both in Brazil. He has served as the Principal Conductor in the Paraíba Symphony Orchestra and Brazilian Symphony Youth Orchestra. Leading the Brazilian Symphony, he recorded the soundtrack for the movie Our Home, composed by Philip Glass. Born in São Paulo, Arakaki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin from the São Paulo State University (Unesp) and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts. Over the last ten years, he gave major contributions to the development of new audiences for symphonic music in Brazil, participating in orchestral tours to more than 70 cities in the whole country.

A member of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2010, Rodrigo previously was concertmaster at the Camerata Zajdenbaum, Atibaia Symphony, Taubaté Youth Symphony Orchestra and São José dos Campos Symphony, having performed as a soloist with all of them. He has appeared in several festivals in Brazil, such as Santa Catarina, Campos do Jordão, Música nas Montanhas and Ouro Branco Music Week. His musical studies started at the age of seven, at Maestro Fêgo Camargo School of Arts, with Jefferson Denis. He also took lessons from Elisa Fukuda and Cláudio Micheletti. As professional violinist, Rodrigo has participated in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Charles Stegeman, Clara Takarabe, Igor Sarudiansky and Vadim Gluzman.

Arthur was born in Belo Horizonte, where he began his studies at the Music Center for Children of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). In 2005, he graduated from this same university in Edson Queiroz de Andrade’s class. Throughout his career, Arthur has participated in many masterclasses with teachers from Brazil and the United States. In 1998 and 1999, he performed as a member of Jung Quartet and, from 2002 to 2005, as a member of Vivace Quartet. He is a UFMG Young Soloists Competition winner, and was awarded second place in Paulo Bosísio National String Competition in 2003 and 2005. As soloist, he performed with UFMG Music School and Sesiminas symphony orchestras. With Minas Gerais Symphony, he performed as guest musician. He was also a member of Federal University of Ouro Preto Experimental Orchestra and a teacher at the Palácio das Artes Youth Symphony. Arthur is a violinist of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2008 and of the Musik Quartet since 2016.

Gilberto studied violin at the São Paulo Music School with Cecilia Guida. In 2001, he joined Elisa Fukuda’s class, who was his main teacher in violin and viola until 2010. In 2011, he began taking viola lessons with Horace Schaefer. In his career, Gilberto served as a musician of many orchestras in São Paulo state, and joined Minas Gerais Philharmonic as a violist in 2012. He is currently Principal Viola at the Ouro Preto Orchestra and is a member of camera ensemble Serenata Concertante Trio.

Lina is a cellist of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its beginnings, in 2008. Before moving to Brazil, she was a member of the string orchestra Dusan Skovran in Belgrade and of the Sarajevo Youth Orchestra in Bosnia. For three years, she was a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Born in Servia, she graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, under Professor Dejan Bozic. Lina has received several awards, including third prize in the Petar Konjovic International Competition in 2000 and first and second prizes at the Republic of Serbia Competition in the 2000 and 1998 editions respectively. She has participated in the Chamber Music International Seminar in 2004 and, during the event, performed in several cities in Italy, Slovenia and Austria. Along the years, she perfected her skills in masterclasses with Rubén Dubrovsky, Alban Gerhardt, Mark Kosower and Mineo Hayashi.

Programa de Concerto

29 Sep 2018
Saturday, 6:00 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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