Brothers and Barry faculty members to perform at Carnegie Hall
Contact: Julianna M. Klose
Miami Shores, Fla. – Dr. Martin Camacho and Dionisio Camacho, brothers and Barry University faculty members, will present a piano recital at Carnegie Hall June 5, 2009.
The recital, at 8 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall, will feature a program that mixes traditional classical music with compositions by contemporary artists, particularly those with Hispanic backgrounds; both Martin and Dionisio Camacho are originally from Mexico. The Camachos are performing with the support of the President of Mexico’s Inter-American competition, which both brothers have won over the past several years.
To build up to their June 5 performance, the Camachos have performed more than six concerts in the United States and Mexico this spring, including at prestigious international venues such as Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes. The last of these preview performances will be given Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at Coral Gables’ Steinway Piano Gallery.
The May 29 recital will feature the same program as that being performed at Carnegie Hall a week later. Pieces include “Wormhole por la No. 2,” by Puerto Rican composer Jose Gil and “Five Cuban Dances,” by Armengol, the Mexican composer who Martin Camacho studied for his doctoral dissertation. Pieces by traditional classical composers include Liszt’s “Transcendental Etude No. 2 in A minor,” Wagner’s “Liebestod” from Tristan and Isolde, and Prokofiev’s “Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83.”
Dr. Martin Camacho, assistant professor of music at Barry University, has won 18 local and international competitions in Mexico, Cuba and the United States and, given his accomplishments, is cited as one of the most important Mexican pianists of his generation. He has given recitals in the United States, Venezuela, Cuba, Japan, Norway and Mexico and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the United States and Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s in music from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, his master’s in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Sergei Babayan and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Miami under Ivan Davis. He currently serves as assistant chair for Barry University’s Fine Arts Department in Miami Shores, Fla.
Dionisio Camacho, lecturer of fine arts at Barry University, has won a number of international competitions, including first-prize in the Inter-American piano competition, the Young Artist Competition through the Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City, and concerto competitions through Orquesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato and Escuela Superior de Musica. He earned his bachelor’s of music from the Escuela Superior de Musica, continuing his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Sergei Babayan and earning his master’s from Arizona State University under Caio Pagano. He is active as a chamber musician and has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico.
The Carnegie Hall performance is being produced by MidAmerica Productions, under the direction of founder Peter Tiboris. The production company is celebrating its 25th anniversary season, and independently presents soloists and choral and instrumental ensembles from around the world at venues such as Carnegie Hall. To date, the organization has produced more than 1,000 concerts.
For more information, please contact Dr. Martin Camacho at (305) 588-0253.