March 24, 2022: Host Christa Wessel was joined in the Roger O. Doyle performance studio by pianist María García, All Classical Portland’s 2022 Artist in Residence. Enjoy Melanie Bonis’s Ophelia and Viviane (from Women of Legend / Femme de Legende), Monsita Ferrer’s Ensueño de Gloria (Dream of Glory), and more!
ABOUT MARÍA GARCÍA
A celebrated performer and music educator, García is an enthusiastic proponent of classical works by women and composers of color. She began piano studies in her native Puerto Rico at the age of four. At the age of ten she made her debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She received a Bachelor’s of Music with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduate studies followed at SUNY Stony Brook where she received a full merit scholarship and completed a Master’s Degree in Music. Her principal teachers have been Luz M. Hutchinson, Victor Rosenbaum, and Gilbert Kalish.
A passionate teacher and musical coach, she has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division, the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College (CUNY), New Jersey City University, the 92nd Street Y School of Music, and the Stony Brook Summer Chamber Music Festival. Her students have gone on to higher studies at schools like the Boston Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Princeton, and more. García will be instrumental in helping the station choose its 2022 Young Artist in Residence.
Live in-studio Thursdays@Three performances are scheduled to resume this spring, with no in person audiences. All performances are pending health and safety protocols and clearance.