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The Nicholls Camerata

James Alexander, Director

The Nicholls Camerata is a chamber ensemble comprised of members of the string program at Nicholls, an intensive program of instruction started by James Alexander in 2007.  Currently attracting students from all over the world, the Nicholls Camerata performs without conductor and its repertoire ranges from Baroque to Modern. The ensemble will be traveling to Brazil in January where it has been selected to be the Orchestra in Residence at the prestigious International Music Festival of Santa Catarina (FEMUSC) in Jaragua do Sul.

2014-2015 Members:

Violins: James Alexander, Benita Dzhurkova, Gilson Filho,
Vyara Hristova, Elena Minkova, João Felipe da Fraga
Violas: Felipe Santos, Fabio Dantas
Cellos: Wagner Duarte, George Alexander

Recent Guest Artists:

Martin Merker (Cello; Camerata Bern, Offenberg String Trio)
Crispin Ward (Conductor, University of Chichester)
Maria Di Cavalcanti (Piano; Universidade Federal de Campina Grande)
Raul Gomez (Conductor, New Orleans, Louisiana Sinfonietta)
Ronaldo Cadeu (Guitar; Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais)

World Premiere of Liduino Pitombeira’s Concerto for Piano 4-Hands and Chamber Orchestra:

 

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