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Tch. Andrés Gómez Guzmán

GENERAL DIRECTOR

Singing (lyrical and popular) - Piano (Classical and Popular)

Director ESMCR

He started his musical studies at 4 years old, starting his classical piano studies until he was 22 years old with Tch. Serafín Zapata Junnior, continuing his vocal and instrumental process (classical piano) at the Diocesan Superior School of Sacred Music in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (2002 - 2003). He has led the musical chair with renowned teachers both in music pedagogy, as well as in the specialty of lyrical singing and classical piano; The Superior School of Music Costa Rica, from its foundation to the present day, is the only institution in the country with international agreements with schools of high standards, which allows the Master. Gómez Guzmán let his students experience music outside the classroom in the reality that music demands. With postgraduate studies in Mexico and Italy (Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma), he has led musical chairs, being a student with renowned international artists such as Tch. Domingo Lobato, Tch. Víctor Manuel Amaral, Tch. Íride Martínez Conde (acclaimed worldwide for being the only Costa Rican lyrical soprano on the best stages), Tch. Montserrat Caballé (where he debuted and held the International Lyrical Singing Contest in 2012) and the baritone Tch. Romano Franceschetto, with whom he had the opportunity to carry out postgraduate studies in lyrical singing, among others. As a Baritone, he has performed roles in operas such as "La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Barbero de Sevilla, Carmen, Tosca, Ariadne auf Naxos, Nabucco, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, among others", he has toured Spain, Italy, England, Switzerland , Germany, United States, Mexico, Panama. As ESMCR's general director, his main goal is that the students of the institution achieve on a large scale with "freedom, study and passion" the musical discipline, he continues implementing methodological and pedagogical investigations, in addition to virtuosic techniques, which are incorporated in the administration of the school under his charge. He is currently active as a musician outside of Costa Rica, which also allows all of his students to obtain direct and indirect benefits with producers, teachers and schools of great prestige worldwide recognized. In April 2020, he will be a guest speaker at the Latin American Congress of Music Schools in the Dominican Republic (CLAEM XI)

Licdo. J. Ismael Mendoza Serrano

Specialist in Harmony, Counterpoint and Harmonic Analysis

Maestro Ismael

Mexican Musician (Guadalajara, Jal.) Began his studies at the Sacred Music School of Ocotlán; under the tutelage of Mtro. WILFRIDO IÑIGUEZ. He graduated and graduated from the Higher Diocesan School of Sacred Music of Guadalajara, where he studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition with the Mtros. JESUS ​​GARCIA VIRGEN and DOMINGO LOBATO, among others. I study Composition at the University of Guadalajara under the tutelage of Mtro. MANUEL CERDA. His compositional work is varied, for solo instrument music (Piano, Violin, etc.), chamber music (Duets, String Quartets, etc.) as well as Choral and Orchestral music. Said Works have been performed in various countries such as: Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico. Be performed as Arranger of different artists, bands, groups and orchestras such as: Duet XALCUL (Cello and Piano), Municipal Choir of Zapopan (Mexico), Symphonic Band of the City Council of Tonala (Mexico) Orquesta Municipal de Santa Barbara (Heredia, Costa Rica), Independent Orchestra of the ESMCR (Costa Rica), Orquesta Danubio Azul (Guadalajara, Mex.), Orchestra and Choir of CREM (Ajijic, Jal.), Orchestra and Choir Esperanza Azteca de Puebla (Mexico), among other groups . He is Director / Founder of MAYERS MUSIC PRODUCTION, a musical company where he has worked as a producer and musical director for emerging artists such as: DANN BARBIER, PERI SALGADO, JASSYBE, FERNANDO JOSE, JUNIOR RAMIREZ, XIA, FERNANDO DE LINA, CESAR TAFOYA, ALBA , JUAN PABLO PALAFOX, CECILIA LEDESMA, among others.

Tch. Gabriel Morera Córdoba

Composition and Classic Piano

Maestro Gabriel

He began his musical studies at the Mercedes Norte Municipal School of Music with Alisa Gorodensky. In 2008, he entered UNA, where he studied music and piano teaching with Rosa Quesada, Gerardo Meza, Ludmila Melzer and Alexandr Sklioutovski. In 2011, he entered the UCR where he studied composition with Professor MM Carlos Castro, and direction with Professor Dr. Alejandro Gutiérrez. In 2013 he was recognized by the University of Costa Rica as "first average" in composition and directing careers.

He has also participated in musical projects coordinated by the maestro MM Leonardo Gell; the “Reading of Costa Rican works” carried out in 2014 by the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 he graduated with honors from the Bachelor of Music program with an emphasis in composition and in 2018 from the Bachelor of Music career with an emphasis in direction, at the University of Costa Rica. His music has been selected twice in the international piano competition / festival "The Music of the Century", in its 2016 and 2018 editions. In 2019, his work "Venus" was winner of the national contest "young composers" and performed by the national symphony orchestra.

 

Tch. Stefanie Morera Cordoba

Children´s Piano and General Courses

Maestra Stephanie

Stephanie Morera Córdoba is a Herediana music director and educator, born in 1992. In 2004 she began her musical studies on violin at the Mercedes Norte Music School under the tutelage of violinist Juan Carlos Martínez. In 2011, he began his career in Music Education at the National University, where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the same area.

During her career as conductor, she has received conducting master classes with teachers Carl St. Clair, Lawrence Dale Harper, Sam McClure, Gary Lewis, Hans Peter Schulz, Lizzi Ceniceros, enriching the baggage gained in her Orchestral Conducting career started in 2016 with the teacher Alejandro Gutiérrez.

Tch. Roberto Antillón Freer

Guitar Specialist (Acoustic, Electric and Classical)

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Licenciada (nivel de Posgrado) en Ciencias en Educación Musical, con énfasis en Docencia Musical, de la Universidad Libre de Costa Rica. Inició sus estudios en la Universidad de Costa Rica, en las áreas de guitarra clásica con el maestro Mario Solera, y composición con el Maestro Bernal Flores. Después de eso, en España, estudió en el Conservatorio Tomás Luis de Victoria de Madrid y con el maestro Giovanni Rodríguez.

 

Actualmente, además de la eléctrica y acústica guitarra, y también el laúd renacentista, Roberto se ha dedicado a la interpretación de la música Jazz en guitarra. Inicialmente, como alumno de la El guitarrista brasileño Bruno Wagner, y más tarde, con el estadounidense guitarristas Ralph Pritikin, Lindsay Blair, Jeff Caldwell, Tom Dempsey y Rodney Jones. El Sr. Antillón también estudió música jazz en la Florida International University, así como en el National Guitar. Workshop en Los Ángeles en el año 2010, en el Festival internacional de música de Santa Catarina en Brasil en 2011 y el Julliard Jazz Camp celebrado en Utah en Snow College en 2011. Al mismo tiempo obtuvo el Licenciada en Ingeniería Industrial por la Universidad Internacional de las Américas. Roberto se ha presentado muchas veces en las más importantes salas de conciertos nacionales: Teatro Nacional, Teatro Melico Salazar, Auditorio Nacional y sala de conciertos Eugene O ́neil, con grupos costarricenses, como la Big Band de Costa Rica, Sasha Campbell y también acompañantes de músicos internacionales como: Maggie Carles y Oscar Stagnaro. En 1998 formó parte de la Orquesta Internacional del Festival OTI de la Canción, realizado en Costa Rica en 1998.

 

El Sr. Antillón actualmente enseña guitarra y música de Jazz de forma privada, así como en la Universidad de Costa Rica, siendo el creador y docente del curso de Guitarra Jazz en el programa: "Programa de Música Abierta", así como en el Casa de la Cultura de Ciudad Colón, y también han impartido docencia en diferentes programas musicales de Ministerios de Cultura y Educación como: Santa Ana (Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas), Escuelas Municipales de Música de Desamparados, y Santa Bárbara de Heredia, desde 2003 hasta 2013. Actualmente es miembro de los grupos: Salaberry Tango Quartet y el Dúo A Grosso modo.

Tch. Andrés Mateus Anzola

Drums Specialist

Maestro Andrés

Dozens of concerts in various stages of Colombia, the United States and Costa Rica, and various collaborations with artists from son, salsa, Latin jazz, hip-hop, Colombian music, rock and fusion, frame the life and artistic career of the young Colombian musician Andrés Orlando Mateus Anzola; His training as a Bachelor of Music Training with an Emphasis on the Execution of Latin Percussion from the El Bosque University of Colombia, his creativity and the excellence present in each of his projects and participations, have made him stand out in his work as a performer, pedagogue , ensemble director and researcher of Latin American music.

During his career he has shared on stage and in the studio with groups such as the Latin Grammy nominees Los Petit Fellas, Distrito Pacífico, The Woods Ensemble - Aguajé, La Kumba Sónica, Mr. Guatak, Big Band UnBosque, Banda Fiestera UnBosque and Grupo La Nuit, an ensemble that he directed for more than 4 years; in turn, he has been a speaker, special guest and performing instrumentalist at renowned festivals such as the XXV Jazz Fest at the University of Louisville in the United States, the II Berklee Latino Program in Colombia, the XLIV National Contest of Musical Bands of Colombia, and the 1st Mesoamerican and Caribbean Regional Meeting of FLADEM held in Costa Rica.

Tch. Paulina Torres Álvarez

Audio Engineering and Production Specialist

Maestra Paulina

Born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Paulina began her musical studies at the early age of 4, with piano lessons. Upon finishing his Baccalaureate studies, he chose to study the Bachelor of Engineering and Production and Audio in Contemporary Popular Music, at the Fermatta Music Academy, having as teachers Luis Zepeda, Juan Carlos Paz y Puente, Mario Santos, Hugo Warholtz, Eliud Hernández , ClauS Mayer and saxophonist Nathalie Braux.
When he finished studying his degree, he went to live in Los Angeles, meeting and living in the musical area with great producers and human beings of the stature of Humberto Gatica among others.

Today he is working and putting all his knowledge in favor of people eager to create their dreams and studying his master's degree in Music business.

Tch. Raúl Miguel Rodríguez

Trumpet Specialist

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Raúl Miguel Rodríguez is one of the most complete musicians on the musical scene in our country. Awarded 2nd prize at the London International Conducting Competition, organized by the London Classical Soloists Orchestra (2015). His training as a director has gone hand in hand with the prestigious director George Pehlivanian, having received advice from teachers such as Jorma Panula, André Waignein, José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Octav Calleya, Lorenzo Ramos or Achim Holub.

Outstanding trumpeter, student of Martín Baeza and José Maria Ortí, has participated with a scholarship in the first meeting of Puebla Instrumenta in Mexico, collaborating with the Festival Orchestra and with the German Brass group. He has been the first trumpet of several orchestras, including: Coca-Cola Foundation Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chamber, Symphony and Contemporary Music Orchestras of the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid Philharmonic and Philharmonic Orchestra of Spain.

He has collaborated with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Spain, the Reina Sofía Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, the Deutsche Oper, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, Christian Thielemann, Marc Minosky. , Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, George Pehlivanian, Eliau Inbal, etc.

He has made numerous collaborations with different artists, highlighting the recording of "Historia del Soldado" by Igor Stravinsky together with Paquito D'Rivera, with whom they have been awarded a Latin Grammy for best classical music album.

Tch. Frank Maduro

Classical Guitar Specialist

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He began his classical guitar studies at the Sebastián Echeverría Lozano School of Music in the city of Valencia (Venezuela), with maestro Leonardo Lozano. Later he moved to the city of Caracas and entered the University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM), under the tutelage of maestro Luis Zea, obtaining the title of Bachelor of Music mentioning Instrumental Execution (2012). He had among his teachers Violeta Larez (Harmony), Juan de Dios López (Counterpoint) Olimpia Sorrentino (Analysis and musical forms) José Rafael Maldonado (Aesthetics of Music) Roberto Antillón (Modern harmony applied to the guitar) Improvisation techniques and arrangements (Julio Sanchez)

 

In 2005 he attended the summer courses in Ciudad de Coria (Spain) and Dusseldorf (Germany), receiving master classes with teachers: Roberto Aussell (Argentina), Aniello Desiderio (Italy), Ricardo Gallen (Spain), Eduardo Isaac ( Argentina), Thomas Offerman (Germany) and Pavell Staidel (Czech Republic). In his formative stage he also received classes with the distinguished Venezuelan teacher Alírio Díaz.

 

He has to his credit important performances both soloist and with orchestra in different venues in Venezuela, among which are: Teresa Carreño Theater, Bello Monte Acoustic Shell, invited by the mayor of Baruta, Trasnocho Theater, El Carabobeño newspaper concert hall, Amphitheater of the University of Carabobo, Ateneo de Caracas, Ateneo de Valencia, Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Ateneo de Maturín. Soloist in the Joaquín Rodrigo Aranjuez Concert with the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra and with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra, Andalusian Concert for four guitars and orchestra with the National Philharmonic of Venezuela. He recorded the music and video for the institutional advertising of the Valencia Metro, which was shot at the international book fair (2006). He was part of the chamber group Plectro Continuo of the University of Carabobo. 

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