Music Committee Concert – Chamber Music for Flute and Piano

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Sunday, Feb 16, 2020, 3:00 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Monica Tessitore, piano and Lauren Panfili, flute

Monica is a Brazilian-American pianist and an active soloist and chamber musician. She received her musical education from the “Escola de Música de Brasilia”, the Hartt School of Music, New England Conservatory and Boston University. She has appeared with several orchestras and ensembles including the Brasilia Symphony Orchestra (Claudio Santoro, conductor), the Hartt Symphony Orchestra (Charles Bruch, conductor) the “Orchestra de L’Empodá” in Spain and most recently with the Indian Hill Orchestra (Bruce Hangen, conductor). As a chamber musician she has participated in the Taos Chamber Music Festival and the International Music Festival of Brasilia winning numerous accolades for her performances. She was the co- artistic director and pianist for the Indian Hill Chamber Players from 2004-2011 performing many important works from the piano chamber music literature. She has also appeared in concert with distinguish ensembles and soloist such as the Emerson String Quartet, the Walden Chamber Players and in Brazil with Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the LAPhilharmonic. Dr. Tessitore’s international appearances include performances in Italy, Spain, Brazil, China, South Korea and most recently Portugal. She teaches piano at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton and at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham.

Flutist Lauren Panfili received her master’s degree in flute performance from the University of Iowa (2001) and bachelor’s degree from Saint Olaf College (1999). Her principal teachers include Tadeu Coelho, Kay Sahlin, and Aaron Goldman. She has performed with orchestras, choirs, and chamber groups throughout the Washington, DC area at venues such as the Kennedy Center and National Cathedral, with ensembles such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera and Cathedral Choral Society. While living in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) from 2012 to 2018, she regularly played with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, and also was an active participant in the chamber music scene as a member of the woodwind quintet Quintus and woodwind ensemble Trio Belavi. As a flute and piccolo soloist, she has performed in concerts and festivals in the United States and Brazil, including the festivals Flautas Gerais in São João del Rei (2012), IV Encontro de Flautistas in Porto Alegre (2011), ABRAF in Vitória (2015), and Música no Múseu in Rio de Janeiro (2015), as well as several National Flute Association conventions in the United States. With the flute and harp duo Beau Soir Ensemble, she released two CDs, Debut (2008) and Intermezzo (2009). Also a flute teacher with over twenty years’ experience, she is currently on the administrative staff of Indian Hill Music.


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