Gellman Room Concerts: Marina Andueza & Itzel Hamil
This program will consist of pieces for two pianos by the following composers: Carlos Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla, Federico Ruiz and Darius Milhaud. It will be performed by Marina Andueza and Itzel Hamill.
Itzel Hamill was born in Panama but came to the United States for university studies. She holds a B.A. in Music from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Master's in Piano Performance from East Carolina University. While living in Switzerland, she studied at the Neuchatel Conservatory of Music with Paul Coker. She also studied the Suzuki Method at George Mason University and was a member of the Suzuki Teachers Association. She trained in the Dorothy Taubman piano technique with Georginna Acchione. She is a long-standing member of the Music Teachers National Association and has co-chaired both the Bach Festival and Sonata Festival in the Northern Virginia chapter of that organization. While living in Fairfax, she was a member of the piano faculty at the Flint Hill School. After moving to Richmond in 2011, she served as vice-president for membership in the Richmond Music Teachers Association from 2013-2015. In addition to music, Itzel and her husband enjoy gardening, swimming, traveling and spending time with their three grandchildren.
Since 1973, the Gellman Room Concerts have been free and open to the public. The concerts were initiated by Myra Knight, Senior Librarian of the Art and Music Department at RPL, “to give Richmond area instrumentalists and vocalists a place to perform and entertain countless music lovers.”