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Coral Gables Congregational

A Piano All Her Own

Discover seldom performed gems of the classical piano repertory by women composers Francesca Caccini, Elisabetta da Gambarini, and Clara Wieck, among others.

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A Piano All Her Own
A Piano All Her Own

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Coral Gables Congregational, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA

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About the event

Discover unjustly neglected gems of classical music by women composers, from Hildegard von Bingen to Clara Wieck, in a recital curated and performed by pianist Daniel Daroca. With guest soprano Silvia Ludueña. 

With music by:

*Hildegard von Bingen (prelude based on one of her themes)

*Francesca Caccini

*Elisabetta da Gambarini

*Maria Symanowska

*Clara Wieck

*Teresa Carreño

*Amy Beach

Artist Bios

Daniel Daroca

“Daniel Daroca: Un dechado de musicalidad” ~ “A paragon of musicality” ~

El Nuevo Día Newspaper, San Juan de Puerto Rico

Daniel Daroca expresses himself as a pianist, writer, and composer. His musical credits include the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and recitals in Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the United States. A graduate of the University of Miami, he pursued doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music, the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, and at the Konservatorium Wien Privat Universität. Mr. Daroca is a recipient of an Alban Berg Stiftung fellowship, a fellowship of the Viennese Musical Institutions of Higher Learning, and a Rotary Foundation scholarship.

His plays and operas embrace the inherent contradictions and incongruencies of the human condition. Sometimes those manifest in humor, or through compelling characters whose stories and conflicts inspire or trouble us. His first opera, "The Not So Little Prince" premiered in Miami in 2019, and his second opera, "Frau Haydn in Trouble", in 2023. Among his plays, "A Night in Paris with Chopin and Malibran", and "The Valkyrie of the Piano", deserve mention. Mr. Daroca is the Music and Education Director of The Opera Atelier.

Silvia Ludueña

The Argentinian American soprano Silvia Ludueña graduated with the highest honors from the University of Florida/NWSA with a BM degree in Vocal Performance. In Argentina, she graduated from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba while taking private singing and piano lessons, participating in numerous lyric events. In 2000 Mrs. Ludueña attended “Vocal Technique Applied to the Character of the Opera”, at the prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires.

In the US, she has engaged with several opera and zarzuela companies such as Sociedad Pro Arte Grateli, with whom she performed leading roles in “The Count of Luxemburg” (2015), and with La Zarzuela Inc. in “Luisa Fernanda” (2021), and “La Dolorosa” (2022). Other companies she has worked with are: Hispanic American Lyric Theater, Florida OperaPrima, Voices of Miami, and The Opera Atelier, to name a few.

In 2018 Mrs. Ludueña participated as a NWSA alumna in leading roles in the American premiere of 20th century operas “La favola d’Orfeo” by Alfredo Casella and “Ariane” by Bohuslav Martinu. Next engagements include principal roles in “Cavalleria Rusticana” in June 2024 and “La Dolorosa” in August 2024.

This performance is presented with the support of the State of Florida Division of Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of Coral Gables.

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