2017 FESTIVAL SOLOISTS

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César Torruella, baritone

This Young Artist is acclaimed for his “charisma" in Bel Canto roles, Baritone César Torruella is a finalist in the 2014 Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition in Zaragoza, Spain. Mr. Torruella is praised for his “perfect comedic timing and dramatic chops" in Verdi’s Falstaff performed in New York, Houston and Puerto Rico in roles such as Beaupertuis in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan Tutte, and the title roles in Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicchi.

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Jan Mráček,

violin

The 25-year-old Czech violinist, Jan Mráček is fast emerging as one of the most talented virtuosos of his generation. He won first prize at the Kreisler International Violin Competition and will soon make his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This season he solos with the Czech Phil, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He combines a flourishing solo career with the position of co-concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Artistic Director

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EMILIO COLÓN

 

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, founder and artistic director, Emilio Colón has brought together an ensemble of 38 extraordinary, international artists and young professionals to promote peace, unity and education throughout Puerto Rico.

 

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2017 GUEST ARTISTS

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Federico Agostini - Violin
I Musici, Eastman School of Music
ITALY

Jaime Amador- Viola
Harlem Quartet
PUERTO RICO

Timothée Berte- Renou - Cello
Young Artist - Geneva Conservatoire
FRANCE

Aaron Chang - Violin
Young Artist - Boston Conservatory
TAIWAN

Jill Cimasko Berte-Renou
Young Artist -  ICOPR Intern
UNITED STATES

Cara Elise Colón -  Cello
Chamber Artist
UNITED STATES

Joseam Cuadrado - Violin
Young Artist - CMPR
PUERTO RICO

Matthew Diehl - Trumpet
Young Artist - Carnegie Mellon University
UNITED STATES

Eli Eban - Clarinet
Former Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, IU
ISRAELI AMERICAN

Héctor Omar Falcón - Violin
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
PUERTO RICO

Rebecca Hang - Violin
Felici Piano Trio
GERMANY

Stephen Jones - Bass
Young Artist - Eastman School of Music
UNITED STATES

Sonja Kraus - Cello
Young Artist - Hochschüle für Musik, Stuttgart
GERMANY

Collin Lewis - Clarinet
Young Artist - Indiana University
UNITED STATES

Rong-Huey Liu - Oboe
Recording Artist - Reno Chamber Orchestra
TAIWAN

Veronique Mathieu
University of Kansas
CANADA

Kathleen McLean - Bassoon
Former Toronto Symphony, Indiana University
CANADA

Kelsi Nelson - French Horn
Young Artist - UCLA
UNITED STATES

Eri Noda - Violin
Chamber Artist
JAPAN

Joel Pagán - Viola
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
PUERTO RICO

Jesús Ramos Morales - Oboe
Young Artist - CMPR
PUERTO RICO

Rafael Rishik - Violin
New Hollywood String Quartet
UNITED STATES

Susan Rishik - Violin
LA Chamber Orchestra
UNITED STATES

Danira Rodriguez - Violin
Young Artist - CMPR
PUERTO RICO

Amy Sanchez, Horn
UCLA,  Recording Artist
UNITED STATES

José Fabián Rosa Santos, percussion
Young Artist - CMPR
PUERTO RICO

Brian Schuldt, cello
Felici Piano Trio
UNITED STATES

Richard Sherman, flute
Michigan State University
UNITED STATES

Cornelia Sommer, bassoon
Young Artist - Yale University
UNITED STATES

Saki Uetsuhara -  Violin
Young Artist - Tokyo College of Music
JAPAN

James VanDemark -  Bass
Soloist, Eastman School of Music
UNITED STATES

Yuseon Nam - Viola
Young Artist -  Eastman School of Music
SOUTH KOREA

Mandy Wang- Violin
Young Artist - University of Kansas
CHINA

Chad Winkler - Trumpet
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
UNITED STATES

José Colón Robles - French Horn
Young Artist -  CMPR (week 1)
PUERTO RICO

Mindy Heinsohn - Flute
Young Artist -   YALE UNIVERSITY
MARYLAND & PUERTO RICO

Yunjung Lee - Violin
Young Artist -  Eastman School of Music
SOUTH KOREA

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2016 FESTIVAL SOLOISTS

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Corey Cerovsek, violin

Performing throughout the world wit the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, Hong Kong and recitals at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall, Corey joins the ICOPR with his 1728 'Milanollo' Stradivarius! Performing show stopping works by Saint-Saëns, this is an artist not to be missed.

Yalí-Marie Williams, soprano

This Puerto-Rican born virtuoso has dazzled audiences the world over having performed at Aspen Music Festival, L'Opera Montreal, Tulsa Opera, Opera de Puerto Rico and many others. Having won Placido Domingo's Operalia Competition, this Julliard grad joins the ICOPR to perform the stunning work of of Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate.

2016 GUEST ARTISTS

34 international artists from 14 nationalities!

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Federico Agostini - Violin
ITALY

Daniel Alexander- Flute
UNITED STATES

Renata Arado - Violin
UNITED STATES

Gabriel Baeza - Violin
PUERTO RICO

Jesse Barrett - Oboe
UNITED STATES

Timothée Berte-Renou - Cello
FRANCE

Jill Cimasko Berte-Renou - ICO Intern
UNITED STATES

Jeremy Brewer - French Horn
UNITED STATES

Cara Elise Colón - Cello
UNITED STATES

Orlando Cotto - Percussion
PUERTO RICO

Eli Eban - Clarinet
ISRAELI AMERICAN

Hector Omar Falcón - Violin
PUERTO RICO

Anna Ivanova - Viola
RUSSIA

Theodore Kuchar, Viola
UKRAINIAN AMERICAN

Espen Lilleslatten - Viola
NORWAY

Rong-Huey Liu - Oboe
TAIWAN

Mark Maliniak - Trumpet
UNITED STATES

Kathleen McLean - Bassoon
CANADA

Yuseon Nam - Violin
SOUTH KOREA

Eri Noda - Violin
JAPAN

Joel Pagán - Viola
PUERTO RICO

Spencer Phillips - Double Bass
UNITED STATES

Rafael Rishik - Violin
UNITED STATES

Susan Rishik - Violin
UNITED STATES

Jonathan Ruck, Cello
UNITED STATES

Amy Sanchez, Horn
UNITED STATES

Katrin Stamatis - Violin
UNITED STATES

Seung-mi Sun - Violin
South Korea

Alexander Tatarinov - Violin
RUSSIA

James VanDemark - Double Bass
UNITED STATES

Heng-Ling Wang - Bassoon
TAIWAN

Ransom Wilson - Flute
United States

Chad Winkler - Trumpet
United States

Wai Ki Wun - Clarinet
HONG KONG