The Reverón Trio performs Latin American Works
- Thursday January 27 8:00pm
Part of the Diversity & Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories Conference
Ana María Otamendi, piano - 2021 Emerging Artist in Music
Simón Gollo, violin
Horacio Contreras, cello
The Reverón Piano Trio’s main goal is to introduce audiences to underrepresented music from Latin America alongside contemporary and standard repertoire. These seasoned artists are active promoters of Latin American music through their work as scholars and entrepreneurs, and they have devoted their careers to the discovery, cataloguing, performance, and recording of this rich repertoire. In addition, the trio continues to commission new works, and is in the process of creating the Sphinx Catalog of Latin American Piano Trios. Ana María, Simón, and Horacio are all Venezuelan artists that have made their home in the United States.
The Reverón Trio is named after Venezuelan artist Armando Reverón, one of the earliest American modernists. Despite the fact that Reverón is now regarded as a highly influential figure in Latin America, his work is not celebrated outside the borders of Venezuela. Similarly, the music of Latin America is virtually unknown, especially the piano trio literature. It is the trio’s wish to enhance multicultural understanding and increase the visibility of Reverón’s work and of Latin American music.
The trio has been in residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dickinson College, Lawrence University, Louisiana State University, the Latin American Music Initiative's first conference, Aruba Symphony Festival, the Beethoven Festival Park City, the Collaborative Piano Institute, and has given many recitals, lectures, and masterclasses in the United States and Aruba. Upcoming projects include the release of their first audio recording produced and distributed globally by IBS Classical, the Latin American Chamber Music Series at the Music Institute of Chicago, and residencies at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and various other universities in the U.S. and abroad.
At the performance, Ana María Otamendi will be recognized as the 2021 Emerging Artist in Music. The Emerging Artist Awards recognize SMTD graduates from within the past fifteen years who have made a significant contribution to their artistic field. Winners from each of three categories (music, theatre, and dance) are awarded annually by the SMTD Alumni Board and are chosen from nominations made by alumni and faculty.
Free - no tickets required - In Person