The exceptional career of Philippe Entremont began at the age of eighteen when he came to international attention with his great success at New York’s Carnegie Hall playing Jolivet’s piano concerto and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has pursued a top international career as a pianist, and for the last 30 years, on the podium as well.
Jorge Federico Osorio has been lauded throughout the world for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts.
Pianist Slavina Zhelezova has appeared as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician at venues throughout the United States, Canada, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, China, Taiwan and Mexico.
As a part of the Guevara-Zhelezova Piano Duo, Slavina has toured Mexico extensively and recently gave the highly acclaimed Latin-American premiere of Schnittke’s Double Piano Concerto with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Guanajuato, Mexico).
“Maintaining a blistering career of engagements, Mr. Nader has become the Indiana Jones of the Piano World” (Price, Rubin & Partners, UNITED STATES) “Today, no other Mexican pianist matches Mauricio Nader’s busy concert schedule, precise technique and intense passion.” (Houston Chronicle, UNITED STATES) “With a spirit of passion for music, Mauricio Nader brings a universal message of peace”. (The News, PAKISTAN) “Impressive performance and bravura. His technical precision was outstanding. His concert was a pianistic success”. (EL NUEVO DÍA, 2009. PUERTO RICO) “When Mauricio Náder plays the piano, he awakens the spirit of passion, sensuality, exaltation, energy and voluptuousity.” (Life & Style Magazine, MEXICO)
The Brazilian conductor and music pedagogue, Lanfranco Marcelletti, Jr., began his musical studies in his hometown of Recife, Brazil at the Conservatório Pernambuco de Música, later studying piano at the Musik Akademie (Zürich), piano and composition at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna), and eventually orchestral conducting at Yale University.
Mexican pianist Citlalli Guevara was debuted as soloist with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra in 2005, since then, she has toured Mexico as recitalist and soloist, appearing with State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Nuevo León Symphony Orchestra, Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra, Michoacán Symphony Orchestra, Tamaulipas Symphony Orchestra, San Luis Potosí Symphony Orchestra and Xalapa Chamber Orchestra under conductors Enrique Bátiz, José Luis Castillo, Mario Matéus, Eduardo Sánchez-Zúber, Gabriela Diaz-Alatriste, José Miramontes Zapata and Armando Pesqueira.
Leonardo del Castillo was born in Mexico City. His teachers in Mexico were Néstor Castañeda León and Carlos Vázquez as well as the renowned Hugarian pianist István Nádas, disciple of Béla Bartók. He lived in Austria from 1999 to 2008, where he did graduated studies in both, Piano performance and Chamber Music majors at the University of Graz as student of Kätte Wittlich. He graduated with honors. He received the Bösendorfer Award in 2002, by the prestigious piano store in Vienna. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Dean Prize
Hailed for their dynamic interpretations, powerful stage presence, and elegance, the Guevara & Zhelezova Piano Duo has been praised as “impeccable, simply wonderful!” (El Sol de Orizaba, Mexico), “…great display of talent” (Diario De Morelos, Mexico) “…exotic, stunning and sensual” (Atencion San Miguel, Mexico.) Named “remarkable entertainers,” the unique duo combines the cultural heritages and temperaments of Latin America and Eastern Europe and is committed to bringing a vast repertoire ranging from Baroque to newly-commissioned works to audiences of all ages all over the world