Guest Artists - Emmanuel Trifilio, Devree Lewis

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Emmanuel Trifilio

International bandoneonist and prolific tango composer, Argentinian Emmanuel Trifilio brings a fresh perspective to the traditional tango sound, both in performance and composition.

After touring across South America and Europe, Sr. Trifilio is now based in Washington, D.C. He has performed as soloist on the main stages of Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, as well as across the U.S. and British Columbia. Sr. Trifilio regularly works with Otros Aires and Quintango, and has appeared with National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra. In 2017, Sr. Trifilio will perform in Cuba for the first time; he will also perform Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneon with South Carolina Philharmonic.

Sr. Trifilio’s primary project, Trifilio Tango Trio, presents virtuosic performances of Sr. Trifilio’s new and original tango compositions. Their recent appearances include sold out shows at D.C.’s Embassy of Argentina, Embassy of Uruguay, and venues in Buenos Aires. “Milonga de la Ausencia,” from their first album, Original (2016), was nominated for Best Original Score at MOFF Film Festival in Milan 2016. Trifilio Tango Trio’s new album, Estaciones, was released in January 2017.

After touring across South America and Europe, Sr. Trifilio is now based in Washington, D.C. He has performed as soloist on the main stages of Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, as well as across the U.S. and British Columbia. Sr. Trifilio regularly works with Otros Aires and Quintango, and has appeared with National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra. In 2017, Sr. Trifilio will perform in Cuba for the first time; he will also perform Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneon with South Carolina Philharmonic.

Sr. Trifilio’s primary project, Trifilio Tango Trio, presents virtuosic performances of Sr. Trifilio’s new and original tango compositions. Their recent appearances include sold out shows at D.C.’s Embassy of Argentina, Embassy of Uruguay, and venues in Buenos Aires. “Milonga de la Ausencia,” from their first album, Original (2016), was nominated for Best Original Score at MOFF Film Festival in Milan 2016. Trifilio Tango Trio’s new album, Estaciones, was released in January 2017.

Devree Lewis

Devree Lewis, cellist, is a prolific performer, arranger, and concert producer based in Washington, D.C. Founding member of Trifilio Tango Trio, she is also principal cellist with Pan American Symphony Orchestra and Amadeus Orchestra. Ms. Lewis has performed as soloist in Argentina, Austria, Peru, Lebanon, and across the U.S.

Former member of metal cello band Primitivity, she provides studio sessions in many cross-over genres as well as arranging music for orchestras, her own tango group and other chamber groups. The National Symphony of Cuba premiered her arrangement of Emmanuel Trifilio’s Ni Pelota: Milonga for bandoneon and string orchestra in 2017. Ms. Lewis’s arrangements can also be heard on Trifilio Tango Trio’s albums, Original (2016) and Estaciones (2017).

A sought-after freelance cellist, Ms. Lewis produces cross-over and chamber music concerts at venues including various embassies, the Kennedy Center, and clubs in Buenos Aires. In 2017, she directed D.C.’s first youth tango program, DCYOP Youth Tango Orchestra. Ms. Lewis won performance scholarships to Killington Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts, and most recently University of Maryland's Graduate Assistant program in Music Performance, where she received her Master's degree.

Devree is cellist, music arranger, and manager for Trifilio Tango Trio.

1 Live Music Event Not to Miss this Winter in NYC

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Promising young string players, a world famous bandoneon player, Tango music: this is just a sampling of the musical delights Manhattan Chamber Music has in store for you this winter.

Lucie Gelinas, School For Strings and Juilliard School MAP Violin Faculty and also founder of the Manhattan Chamber Music, will be hosting  A  Tango Session Uptown starting  January 5th and ending with a performance on Friday, February 2nd at 8 PM.

 Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon player and Devree Lewis, cellist.

Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon player and Devree Lewis, cellist.

The session will feature acclaimed Argentinian bandoneon player Emmanuel Trifilio and cellist Devree Lewis. Together they will coach and perform with MCM.

The rehearsals will be held in Inwood, NYC  on Fridays and/or Sundays, based on availability.

Register your child for this amazing opportunity!

www.manhattanchambermusic.com

The session cost: $400
Application Deadline: December 11st, 2017