Composer, Musicologist, Conductor


Alicia Terzian is an internationally renowned contemporary music figure who is known for her accomplishments as a composer, conductor, and musicologist. In musicology, she specialized in Latin American and 4th thru 10th-century ancient religious Armenian music.


She has been awarded many composition prizes, including 1st Municipal Prize in 1964, 1st National Fund for the Arts Prize in 1979 and 1982, and 1st National Prize of Music in 1982.


She has composed more than 80 works for orchestra and chamber orchestra featuring soloists, chamber ensembles, choral ensembles, musical theater productions, instrumental soloists, vocalists, and multimedia music.


She has received many commissions including the following: Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon; London Ices Festival; Festival of Zagreb; Aspekte Salzburg Festival; Banco Mayo Foundation; Grenoble Orchestra; Radio France; Dutch pianist Marcel Worms; Organist Adelma Gómez; Ensemble Contemporánea of Denmark; Dutch bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay; and Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela.


Terzian is member of Fine Arts Academy of Chile and Spain, and since 1968 has been the Artistic Director of the Encuentros Internacionales de Música Contemporánea Foundation (the official Argentinian representative of the ISCM).


In 2003, she was elected an Honorary Member of the General Assembly of the International Music Council of UNESCO, placing her close to the most distinguished figures in the world of music.


photo: Studio Anne Marie Heinrich

Rafael Gintoli graduated from the Municipal Conservatory of Music "Manuel de Falla," studying violin with professors Humberto Carfi and Szymsia Bajour. In 1968 he won the Municipal Prize of Buenos Aires, and in 1972 he received a scholarship from the Mozarteum and the Ministry of Science and Education of The Hague.


Since the age of 16, he has performed as a soloist with the most important orchestras in Argentina and throughout Europe, Armenia, and Asia. He was invited to perform as a soloist with the Saò Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Das Neue Werk in Hamburg; Radio and Television in Krakow; Chamber Orchestra of Ferrara; Teatro Massimo in Palermo; La Fenice Theater in Venice; Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento; I Giovani Cameristi di Roma; Luxembourg Philharmonic; National Orchestra of Turkey; Philharmonic of Bogotá; National Symphony of Reykjavik; Bremen Philharmonic; National Symphony of Ireland; Symphonic Orchestra of Bilbao; Orchestra of the Comunale Theater of Cagliari (Italy); the Simón Bolívar Symphony of Venezuela; the National Orchestras of El Salvador and of Santiago de Chile; the Kaohsiung Orchestra in Taiwan; the Konzertsaal de Lucerna (Switzerland); the State Orchestra of Mexico; the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Theater of the Opera of Yerevan (Armenia); the Sinfonietta of the Lirico Theater of Cagliari; the Symphony of Thessaloniki (Greece); Accademia I Filarmonici di Verona; the Symphony of Bari; and the Morelia Festival (Mexico).


He has made numerous tours as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States (New Orleans, Washington, Los Angeles, and New York) and in Antwerp, Sofia, Kiev, Paris, Milan, and Rome. He has made recordings for RAI, Radio Berna, Radio Maastricht (Holland), TV Globo (Brazil) and National Broadcasting System (Iceland).


He was the concertmaster of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, at the La Fenice Theater in Venice, and performed with many European orchestras, including: the Haydn de Bolzano; the Sinfonietta Roma; the Orchestra of the Sala Verdi in Milan; the Guido Cantelli Orchestra; and in his country with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Colon Theater, the National Symphony, and all the orchestras of the different Argentine provinces.


Invited by Master Shlomo Mintz, he gave a high-perfection course in Keshet Eilon (Israel) and in the main capitals of Europe and Latin America. The Argentine Association of Musical Critics awarded him the First Prize for the best Chamber Music Interpreter, and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires distinguished him as an outstanding personality in Argentine music.


Gintoli joined the jury of the First International Violin Competition of Buenos Aires in 2010, the International Violin Competition "Luis Sigall" of Chile, and the International Competition of China in the year 2017. Along with Martha Argerich, he recently performed at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Auditorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, at the Traiano Forum, in Rome, and in Uruguay and Paraguay.





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