Ivo Shin,flute and
Andrés Pantoja, guitar
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Arizona Senior Academy Building
Following in the footsteps of Brian Luce and Christopher Caliendo (September 3), we bring you a fresh take on the flute-guitar duo. Flutist Ivo Shin and guitarist Andrés Pantoja are doctoral students at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music who come to us from South America: Shin from Brazil and Pantoja from Chile.
Their program will feature a mix of South American and European composers. Pieces featured include “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, “Suite Buenos Aires” by Argentinean composer Máximo Diego Pujol, “7 Canciones Populares Españolas” by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, and “Entr’acte” by French composer Jacques Ibert.
The program will also feature several pieces by little-known blind Brazilian composer João Tomé. His compositions pull from multiple genres of Brazilian popular music. His daughter, a pioneer in music education for the visually impaired, is currently spreading his work.
Currently principal flutist with the UA Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Ivo Shin is the winner of the 46th Annual President’s Concerto Competition and the Arizona Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition of 2018. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in Brazil and started graduate studies at UA in 2017, where he did a 2-year residency with the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet.
Award-winning classical guitarist Andrés Pantoja completed undergraduate studies at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, graduating with the highest honors, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Bolton Guitar Studies Program at UA. He has performed internationally and in the most important festivals in Chile, and has premiered solo and ensemble works including the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Chilean composer Victor Ortiz. His extensive discography includes solo and collaborative performances.
Written by Roxy Mitchem-Horn, Academy Village volunteer