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Gellman Room Concerts: Marina Andueza & Itzel Hamil

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.

Marina Andueza is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but has been living in Richmond, Virginia with her family for the past twenty-seven years. She holds a Master's of Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor's in Piano Performance from Temple University, and a Certification in teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics from L’Institute Jean Jacques Dalcroze in Brussels, Belgium. Her Dalcroze experience led her to give workshops in the graduate program of Music at VCU, at the Richmond Children's Museum, as a guest artist in Pemberton Elementary School and at Bethany Beach Public Library. Marina belongs to the Richmond Music Teachers National Association where she has held positions as Director of Programs and Chair of the Bach Piano Competition. In 2014 Marina started a piano duo with Panamanian pianist, 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.”

Saturday, April 27, 2024 Show more dates
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gellman Room - Main Library
All Ages

Event Organizer

Ben Himmelfarb

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