Luis Fiestas/cuateto nuevAmerica


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Luis Fiestas
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Luis Fiestas, violin
Laura Kajander-Fiestas, viola
Marion Göbel, violoncello
Fabrizio Zanella, violin
Tchawdar Tontchev
, violin

Cuarteto nuevAmerica was created mostly to perform the music of Luis Fiestas. At the moment it consists of Luis Fiestas, Fabrizio Zanella, Laura Kajander-Fiestas and Marion Göbel.


Luis Fiestas, violin, composer

Luis Fiestas who was born in Piura, Peru in 1966. As a child he learnt violin and clarinet from his father, and in his youth he played with his brothers in church services in Piura and most of all as a popular musician in local groups.

He began his formal education as a violinist at the age of 17 in the Conservatory of Lima. There he performed as the young soloist of the Conservatory orchestra and as the soloist of the Camerata de Lima Orchestra.

For a while in 1987 he studied in Stuttgart, Germany, but was forced to return home. Two years later he returned to Europe. This time he studied for three years in Salzburg, Austria, in the master class of Ruggiero Ricci.

Currently Luis Fiestas plays the violin in the orchestra of the National Opera of Finland.
His composing career began essentially in the uear 1998. The first pieces for string quartet, in a very folklore-influenced style, were performed at a benefit concert for the victims of the floods caused by the "El Niño". Ever since, Latin America has yielded an unlimited means of expression in his compositions within the framework of a typically-European classical string quartet.

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Laura Kajander-Fiestas, viola
Laura Kajander studied viola in the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Den Haag conservatory and the Sibelius Academy. She has been taught by Thomas Riebl, Vladimir Mendellssohn, Jürgen Geise, Bruno Giuranna and Jouko Mansnerus and chamber-music with Hagen-quartet. She finished her diploma in 1998. She has played and recorded with several chamber-music groups, like Wiener-Akademie, the Bach-orchestra of Salzburg, Sinfonietta Salzburg, 6th Floor Baroque Orchestra, Finnish-Estonian Baroque Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta, in Finland and most countries in the Central Europe. As a soloist of an orchestra she has played in Peru and Kajaani
.

Marion Göbel, violoncello
Marion Göbel studied in Sibelius Academy and in Tel Aviv, Israel with Varpu Siirala and Marcel Bergman. She got her diploma in 1987. She has plenty of experience as a chamber musician in several quartets and chamber orchestras, like Vox Artis -chamber orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Herzlia Chamber Orchestra in Israel. Currently she teaches in the West Helsinki Music Institute and is an active free-lance musician
.

Fabrizio Zanella, violin
Fabrizio Zanella studied violin in the Conservatory of Buenos Aires. 1983-1985 he continued his studies with Oleg Krisa in the Tshaikovski-Conservatory in Moscow. He has also participated in many master-classes with such teachers as L. Spiller, N. Braining, A. Lysy and D. Sitkovetski. Fabrizio Zanella worked in the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra since 1982. 1986-1995 he was the fourth violinist of the first violins. He was a member of the Buenos Aires -quartet 1989-1992 and leader of the second violin, first violinist or a soloist in the Orquesta de camara Mayo. In Finland he has worked for example in the Lahti and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras
. He has been playing in the RSO since 1996 and is now the leader of the orchestra's 2nd violin.

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