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Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano
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Josefien Stoppelenburg performed several times for Dutch Royal Family.  She is currently performing all over the United States as a specialist of Baroque Music and as a concert singer. Stoppelenburg performed most major oratorio works by Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, including Bach's St John and St Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B minor, and many of his cantatas. By the end of this season, Josefien will have performed all Bach's cantatas for solo soprano.
She frequently performs Mozart's Requiem, the Mass in C minor, Handel's Messiah, Dixit Dominus, La Resurrezione and many of Handel's other vocal works. She performed The Creation and The Seasons by Haydn, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, and appeared as a soloist in countless oratorio works by Schubert, Gounod, Rossini, Fauré, Britten (War Requiem), Poulenc(Gloria), Carissimi (Historia di Jephte) Telemann, Vivaldi (In furore Iustissimae Irae) and Buxtehude.
Concerts this season include performances with the Dayton Opera, Newberry Consort, Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar, Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Bach Festival, St Louis Bach Society, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Boulder Bach Festival, Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Bach Ensemble, Evansville Symphony Orchestra, and with Camerata Amsterdam (the Netherlands). 

In October, Josefien performed the role of Anne Frank in James Whitbourn's oratorio Annelies to great acclaim, with players of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, in the presence of the composer.Stoppelenburg performed as a soloist in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America, and the Arab Emirates.

Her appearance on Chicago’s classical radio program“Live from WFMT” was selected as one of the 10 best performances in 2016. She won the Chicago Oratorio Award, the National Princess Christina Competition (Netherlands) and second prize in The American Prize Opera Competition.
 
Josefien gave vocal masterclasses about Baroque Music at Indiana University, (Jacobs School of Music) University of Colorado and Illinois State University and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
 
From 2005 until 2007, Stoppelenburg was part of the Young Opera Ensemble of Cologne, Germany. Leading operatic roles have included Aci in the Haymarket Opera Company’s acclaimed production of Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo and Tirsi in Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, and Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine in the International Chamber Opera Festival (The Netherlands). She has appeared with Camerata Amsterdam, Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orkest, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Haymarket Opera Company, Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana, Fulcrum Point and Music of the Baroque, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project.
 
Ensemble Brothers and Sisters (vocal duo Charlotte and Josefien Stoppelenburg and piano duo Martijn and Stefan Blaak) recently appeared live on Radio 4, the Dutch classical radio station for Classical Music and just made their ensemble debut in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As a vocal duo, Charlotte and Josefien have performed in nearly every concert hall in The Netherlands.
An advocate for new music, Josefien inspired many composers to write especially for her voice. She performed works by Jacob TV, Esa-Pekka Salonen , Stacy Garrop, Lita Grier, Eric Whitacre and William Neil, as well as works by Dutch composers, including her father, composer Willem Stoppelenburg. 
 
Stoppelenburg’s second love is painting. She paints frequently on commission. In 2018 the Peoria Symphony Orchestra used her paintings for Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The paintings were shown on a big screen during the performance. Her colorful art has been used as opera sets, cd booklets, music festival posters and as note cards.

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Cameron Welke,Tiorba y Laúd
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Cameron Welke spends most of his time explaining to well-meaning strangers that the lute is, in fact, quite a different instrument from the flute. He brings a passionate curiosity and a deep creative drive to all manner of historical plucked instruments, which he plays with “expert technical dexterity, consummate phrasing and endearing expressivity” (Chestnut Hill Local). Past and current engagements include performances with the Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, the Aston Magna Festival, Baltimore Choral Arts, Early Music City, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, the Baltimore Baroque Band, and the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble. He explores repertoire for two baroque lutes in Duo Silvio with duo partner Richard Stone; the two gave the modern premiere of Stone’s reconstructions of lute duets by Sylvius Leopold Weiss in the fall of 2019.

Cameron began his musical life as a classical violinist and a rock and jazz guitarist. He holds a B.M. in classical guitar performance from Belmont University, where he studied with Francis Perry and John Pell, and a M.M. in historical performance on lute and theorbo from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Stone. He currently teaches lute at Grinnell College, as well as online and from his home in Iowa City, IA.

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Koribe
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KORIBE es el Coro de Cámara del Ministerio de Cultura de la República Dominicana. Su nombre, recuerda la voz indígena Caribe, con el que se bautizó a la región cultural de la que somos parte. Su sonoridad y formato de cámara está determinado por el número de cantores de la agrupación.
Este coro integrado por 20 músicos, comenzó su trabajo en diciembre del 2013 y, a través de sus presentaciones, ha ganado la simpatía y la preferencia del público. El repertorio de Koribe integra obras de diversos géneros y estilos, dedicando un especial interés a la música dominicana, caribeña y latinoamericana.

Este coro de cámara asume una responsabilidad social y, conjuntamente con su agenda de presentaciones en espacios formales y representativos, concibe y ejecuta el programa "KORIBE canta a su pueblo"; a través de presentaciones y recitales didácticos en escuelas, hospitales, hospicios, parques y plazas; llevando la música coral a donde más se ansía y menos se espera, como un abrazo de amistad, alegría, educación y esperanza. KORIBE representa, con orgullo y pasión, la práctica coral en República Dominicana.

Nadia Nicola, Directora
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Fundadora y directora musical de Koribe, coro de cámara del Ministerio de Cultura de la República Dominicana. Es también fundadora de Vocal Studio, centro de enseñanza del arte coral y educación musical.

 

Nadia ha sido productora musical de discografía Koribe y directora vocal y coral de Producciones escénicas y Teatro Musical, Compañía Nacional de Teatro y Compañía Moderna, entre otras.

 

Como directora coral ha sido galardonada en diferentes oportunidades.

Rubén González, Guitarra
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En la actualidad es profesor del Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Santo Domingo, la Escuela Internacional de Música Contemporánea de la Universidad Pedro Henrique Ureña UNPHU y la Escuela Elemental de Música Elila Mena y Director de la Academia de Música “Ethos”.

 

Rubén es el Director General del Concurso Nacional y Festival Internacional Ethos de Guitarra de Santo Domingo.

Se ha presentado exitosamente y ha ejecutado conciertos como solista en importantes salas y teatros de varios países del mundo. 

 

Ha sido laureado en importantes concursos nacionales e internacionales. Fue incluido en la Antología de la Música del compositor Leo Brouwer, recopilada en 10 volúmenes, la cual fue premiada por la importancia de la misma. También grabó un disco con la Orquesta Filarmónica de Varsovia bajo el auspicio del sello disquero MMC Recordings de Boston. Es miembro de la UNEAC.