Introducing The Ensemble’s 2022 Ambassador Cohort

 
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Introducing The Ensemble’s 2022 Ambassador Cohort

01-05-2022

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Ensemble Ambassadors! This is our largest cohort yet, with 16 Ambassadors hailing from eight countries. Get to know them below!

Asia & Oceania

Amelie Jansen; Sistema Whangarei, New Zealand (No Photo Available)
Instrument: violin


Amira Axelle Miel; Tintay String Ensemble, Philippines (Program Manager)
Instrument: violin
Favorite piece to play: “Symphonie Espagnole” by Edouard Lalo


Vadim Fong; Sistema Whangarei, New Zealand
Instrument: Saxophone & violin
Favorite piece to play: “Summertime” by George Gershwin


May Thet Htarr; Gitameit Music Institute, Myanmar
Instrument: Piano & Burmese harp
Favorite piece to play: Impromptus by Franz Schubert


Africa


Kalanzi Ronald; Architects of Music, Uganda
Instrument: Djembe drum, long drum, bow harp, African set drums, flute
Favorite piece to play: Ngayaya by Toro people


Nakacwa Mary; Architects of Music, Uganda
Instrument: Bow harp, dance
Favorite piece to play: “Ruhangi Shitwe” by Twesigye Francis


Europe

Lebeaupin Maël; Tutti Passeurs d’Arts France (No Photo Available)
Instrument: Saxophone


Merjam Hasanović; House of Good Tones, Bosnia
Instrument: Piano
Favorite piece to play: Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych


Nejla Salihović; House of Good Tones, Bosnia
Instrument: Piano, accordion
Favorite piece to play: Gipsy Dance by Heinrich Lichner


South America


Esteban Molina Callejas; Iberacademy, Colombia
Instrument: Clarinet
Favorite piece to play: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano


Jerónimo Martinez Jaramillo; Iberacademy, Colombia
Instrument: Violin
Favorite piece to play: Praeludium and Allegro by Fitz Kreisler


North America

Nicolas Lau; Enriching Lives through Music, U.S.A. (No Photo Available)
Instrument: Violin

Brianna Herrera; El Sistema Lehigh Valley, U.S.A.
Instrument: Violin, flute
Favorite piece to play: Holberg Suite Op. 40, Movement I: Prelude by Edvard Grieg


Juan Florez; Miami Music Project/YOLA National Institute, U.S.A.
Instrument: Violin
Favorite piece to play: Estrellita by Manuel Ponce, arranged by Jascha Heifetz


Tamara Castillo; Sistema Utah, U.S.A.
Instrument: Cello
Favorite piece to play: Themes from The Moldau by Bedric Smetana, arranged by Robert S. Frost


Helen Faucher; Moncton Youth Orchestra/Sistema New Brunswick, Canada
Instrument: Violin
Favorite piece to play: “Preludium and Allegro” by Fritz Kreisler


Gracie Lewis; Sistema New Brunswick, Canada
Instrument: Flute & piccolo
Favorite piece to play: Madrigal by Philippe Gaubert

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