|Ludwig Esteban Carrasco-Curíntzita
Irene Adriana Carrasco-Curíntzita
Laura Angélica Carrasco-Curíntzita
| The Trío Morelia, whose name is taken from the capital city of the Mexican state of Michoacán, is recognized as one of Mexico’s more interesting and brightest chamber ensembles thanks to its constant and outstanding concert activity in Mexico and abroad.
Since its formation, in 1987, the Trio has toured almost all the Mexican Republic, as well as Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Spain, and the USA (California, Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia), performing in prestigious festivals, series, and concert halls of these countries. Highlights of its concerts include those at the Pinacoteca Virreinal (Mexico City), the Sala Ponce at the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Mexican Cultural Institutes in San Antonio and Washington, D.C. (EUA), and the Shizuoka Culture Hall (Japan), as well as in the festivals International Forum of New Music (Mexico), Florence Biennale (Italy), Artes no Camiño (Spain), Bayreuth Festspieltreffen (Germany), and Iberoamerican Chamber Music Series (USA).
The members of the Trio began their music studies in Morelia, further pursuing them in Mexico City and the USA (Shenandoah University in Virginia, North Carolina School of the Arts in North Carolina, Temple University in Pennsylvania, and Eastman School of Music in New York). Through out their career as an ensemble they have received advice from renowned musicians such as: Malcolm Bilson, Trio di Trieste, Hannfried Lucke, Richard Luby, Susan Foster, James Dunham, Christel Thielmann, Julian Trycinsky, Kristof Smietana, Yves Savary, Margery Hwang, Jaroslav Stetina, Gayane Mndoyan, Lynn Blakeslee, Jean Barr, and Ingolf Turban.
They have received grants and support of institutions such as: Fulbright Foundation, Semans Arts Fund, Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (National Endowment for the Arts in Mexico), Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Michoacán (Michoacán State Endowment for the Arts), and Universidad Michoacana. Besides being winners of the Bach-Handel Festival International Competition (Virginia, USA) in 1997 and 1998, they received in 1997 the Genesis Prize (Michoacán, Mexico) in the music field recognizing their outstanding career; also, in 2003 they were awarded three Emma Contestabile Grants from the Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana. In 2005 and 2007 they were winners of the Michoacán International Contemporary Music Festival Interpreters Competition.
The Trio has performed as soloist with the Orquesta de Cámara de la Universidad Michoacana, the NCSA Percussion Ensemble, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán with concertos by Beethoven, Bunch, Ferrero, Rheinberger, and Vivaldi. The Trío Morelia has appeared on countless occasions in radio and television, both state- and nationwide in Mexico and the USA, as well as in the German Television Service and the Japan Network. Also, in 1991 the Chamber of Commerce of Michoacán produced its recording of Mexican Waltzes, an edition that was sold out few months after its release.
They have been professors of the national program “Orquestas y Coros Juveniles de México”, the instrumental workshops at the Casa de la Cultura and the Conservatorio de la Rosas in Morelia, besides having acted as Ensemble in Residence at the Shenandoah University Performing Arts Sessions, Escuela de Música de Aguascalientes, and the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán. They were also Recitalistas of the Casa de la Cultura de Morelia besides being founding members of the Camerata de Michoacán.
As a result of their commitment to present Latin American and contemporary music in its concerts, besides having premiered works both in Mexico and abroad, several composers have written and dedicated compositions to the Trio; among them can be mentioned Mario Lavista, Nidia Koppisch, Carlos Carrillo, and Alejandro Rutty. In January of 2006 they launched the permanent project entitled “Dialogues with Latin America”, which received a prestigious Förderpreise from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung from Germany, and that includes commissioning new repertoire to distinguished composers from this part of the continent as well as participation in festivals and concert series in Europe and the Americas.
Starting in 2008 the Trío Morelia is Ensemble in Residence at the International Encounters of Iberian and Latin American Music (Mexico City).
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