MASTERCLASS ON IBERIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
PRESENTED BY ELENA DABUL
on Sunday 29 March, at
Flat 7, The Old Courthouse,
45 North End Road
LONDON W14 8SZ.
Performers: £25 (EPTA members: £20)
Observers: £15 (EPTA members: £10)
To include tea/coffee on arrival.
Post Masterclass supper, with wine: £10
Cheques payable to EPTA West London, to: Please state which event this is for on the reverse
EPTA West London
14a Lakeside Road
London W14 0DU
3.30 pm Tea/coffee
4.00 pm Masterclass
7.00 pm Supper
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT JEAN ON 07963 175681 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
ELENA DABUL BIOGRAPHY
Born in Mendoza, Argentine pianist Elena Dabul is a performer, professor and researcher. She obtained a Masters degree in 20th Century Latin American Music Performance at Facultad de Artes y Diseño (College of Arts and Design) of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCuyo). Her thesis paper "Roberto García Morillo's piano works" received the highest grade and was recommended as a research model. In the postgraduate courses her professors were Luiz De Moura Castro, Dora De Marinis, Manuel Massone and Alejandro Cremaschi in Piano, Mariano Etkin, Javier Giménez Noble and Jorge Fontenla in Chamber Music and Francisco Kröpfl, Guillermo Pozzati, Susana Antón and Adina Izarra in Musical Analysis. She also has a degree in Piano from the College of Arts of UNCuyo, as a disciple of Dora De Marinis’s.
She has attended training courses taught by Claude Frank, Elena Weiss, Arminda Canteros, Gerhard Oppitz, Mario Videla, Silvia Dabul, Mariano Krawczyck, Guillermo Opitz, Alcides Lanza, Nancy Roldán, Ljerko Spiller, Andrés Spiller, Mónica Cosachov, Carlo Bruno, Guillermo Graetzer, María del Carmen Aguilar, Fanny Solter, Chistine Daxelhofer, Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Luca Chiantore and Alberto Portugheis.
She has performed extensively in Argentina (Colon Theatre, Centro Cultural Kirchner, among others), Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Italy, and United States. She has received awards and distinctions on several occasions and has been praised by the press for the quality of her performances and the beauty of her sound.
She has been a soloist with the UNCuyo Symphony Orchestra, the Mar del Plata Symphony Orchestra, the Mendoza Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, the Buenos Aires National Symphony Orchestra, the Peru National Symphony Orchestra, the Rio de Janeiro National Symphony Orchestra, the Juan de Dios Filiberto National Orchestra and the UNCuyo Youth Orchestra, directed by Humberto Carfi, Washington Castro, Guillermo Scarabino, Carlos Calleja, Miguel Angel Scebba, Ligia Amadio, Armando Sánchez Málaga, Pablo Herrero Pondal, Jorge Gabriel Fontenla, Miguel Bellusci and César Lara.
She has performed premieres of works by Argentine composers, including Jorge Fontenla (Divertimento Op. 50 for piano and orchestra and others), Leopoldo Martí, Carlos Washington Barraquero, Susana Antón and Adriana Figueroa Mañas (“Los Colores del Alma” for piano and orchestra, and others).
She is a full professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the UNCuyo and offers graduate courses for the Masters program in Latin American Music. Her activities include the training of human resources through the direction of researchers, postgraduate and graduate thesis students and students and graduates assistants. She is part of the Academic Advisory Committee and the teaching staff of the Masters Degree in 20th Century Latin American Music Performance at the same institution.
She has dedicated the last 25 years to research and dissemination of Latin American and Argentine music in particular. She is co-author of the book -with two CD- Music and musicians in Mendoza's modernity. Carlos Barraquero, Susana Antón and Jorge Fontenla (EDIUNC, 2012). She wrote articles and gave lectures and seminars in Argentina, Ecuador, Italia and Unite States. She actively participated in the organization of various international Latin American Music Performance congresses.
She is the author in collaboration with research projects on piano interpretation. She has recorded more than 10 CDs with works for solo and chamber piano by Argentine composers participating in the "Integral Work for Piano by Juan José Castro" (Irco, 1995, edition that was nominated for the Classical Music Award of the Argentine Association of Journalists); “Senderos” by Susana Antón (Irco, 1997); “Integral Work for Piano by Carlos Guastavino” (Irco, 1997); “Carlos Guastavino: songs and duets for piano” (Ostinato, 2001); “Luis Gianneo: piano works” (Marco Polo, 2002); “Footprints - The sounds of research” (College of Arts and Design, UNCuyo, 2002); “First International Conference on Research in Latin American Academic Music” (College of Arts and Design, UNCuyo, 2009), “Adriana Isabel Figueroa Mañas. Composiciones sinfónicas y música de cámara” (Fondo Provincial de la Cultura, 2014), “Latin American Creation for Violin” (EDIUNC, 2015) and “Irma Urteaga. Chamber works” (Constanza Sánchez, 2017). She recorded the only record available in the world of the Concert for Piano and Orchestra by Juan José Castro, with the UNCuyo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ligia Amadio (UNCuyo, 2005).
As a pedagogue, she trains a large group of young pianists and chamber music musicians who frequently perform in national and international competitions and festivals. She has directed her students in the complete public performance of The Well Tempered Clavier (first book) by Johann S. Bach and in concerts dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti, Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Carlos Guastavino, Claude Debussy, Luis Jorge González Fernández, Susana Antón, Mirtha Poblet and Adriana Figueroa.