Artistic Residencies

Photography: Juan Luis Cobo

Because of my family roots and affinity for the Spanish language, I enjoy sharing my deep love for the music from the Hispanic World.  

 My year as a  Fulbright Scholar to Spain  further enriched and deepened my knowledge of the music as well as the culture of Spain; this experience continues to have a tremendous impact on my current activities, with artistic partnerships in both Spain and Portugal, performing works by historical as contemporary composers for festivals and foundations in the US and abroad. 

 I have had the pleasure to present recitals and symposiums on vocal music from Spain and Latin America at

 
 
 

Newly created Artistic Residencies recitals with adjoining workshops about culture, literature and history surrounding the repertoire include:

  • “Lorca’s Guitar” for voice, guitar & Spanish dance
  • “1915:  Trip to Granada” for voice and piano

I  have been a featured artist at  The Casals Festival of Puerto RicoFestival Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico,Música de Cámara of New YorkJoy in Singing, and at the Nassau Music Festival.  

Recital venues in Italy, Malta, Spain and Germany include The St. Anton Palace in Valletta (Malta), the Palacio Nacional de Ájuda in Lisbon, Teatro 1793 at Villa Adlrovandi Mazzacorati in Italy, and the ElbPhilharmonie in Hamburg.  

My activity with Women Composers
Through the initiative  “Women in Music/Mujeres en Música“, co-founded by Spanish pianist Isabel Pérez Dobarro and myself, we aim to bring awareness to the existent gender gap in the programming of works by women composers.  
Museum Education
Museum education is an important part of my activities; I have had the pleasure of being a performance and teaching artist, as well as concert curator for the  Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York City. 
 
Photography: Juan Luis Cobos
Photography: Maureen Termecz

Commitment to Community

I am an avid supporter of initiatives that bring the arts to under served communities in my home town of New York City.  I am deeply believe in #ArtforAll.  Since 2008, I have been involved with arts programming for Seniors and children in Upper Manhattan as well as  my home borough of The Bronx.  I have received several grants from the Bronx Council for the Arts; you can read about my teaching artist activities in The Bronx here; and together with Spanish dance artist Anna de la Paz, I am co-founder of New York based arts education company Hispanic Culture Arts, Inc. where we create bilingual arts education curriculum for school aged children and youth,  using music, dance and theater drawing from the Hispanic World. Read more about Anna’s work in the Daily News.
Photography: Keenan Higgens
Photography: Patrick Leneghan