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Omar Chen Guey

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Omar Chen Guey: BM Manhattan School of Music, MM The Juilliard School, DMA Stony Brook University. Brazilian violinist Omar Guey has performed internationally as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber concerts throughout Brazil as well as the United States, Europe, Qatar, Taiwan, Kenya and the Seychelles. He has been a featured soloist with the Brazilian, Campinas, Goiania, Minas Gerais, Claudio Santoro National Theater, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo Municipal, and the State of Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Amazonas Philharmonic, Petrobras Pro-Musica, Experimental Repertoire, Qatar Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University Symphony, Maidstone Symphony and the Seychelles International Music Festival Orchestras. Following a recital in Oslo, Norway, he had the honor of performing for the King of Norway, Harald V. He is a prizewinner at both Tibor Varga and Lipizer International Violin Competitions in Switzerland and Italy, respectively.

Mr. Guey released the Bach Concerto for Two Violins on the Paulinas Label with the Brazilian soloist Elisa Fukuda and the Camerata Fukuda, of which he was also concertmaster. He premiered and released a work for solo violin of renowned French Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife on Nagan records. He participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop and has performed chamber music with such renowned musicians such as Lynn Harrell, Ani Kavafian, David Finckel, Lawrence Dutton, and Colin Carr.

Mr. Guey’s principal teachers were Philip Setzer, Ani Kavafian and Pamela Frank, Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. He was awarded a full scholarship from the Brazilian government, the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival Fellowship. He was assistant concertmaster of the Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana, in Valencia, Spain, under the direction of Lorin Maazel. He has served as concertmaster of the Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra in Israel, and guest assistant concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.

He has taught at the Buñol Music Festival in Spain, the Juiz de Fora International Music Festival and the International Winter Music Festival of Campos do Jordão in Brazil, the largest in South America. While at Manhattan School of Music, he served as teaching assistant to Sylvia Rosenberg. Since moving to Boston in 2009, Omar has joined the Rhode Island Philharmonic and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Walden Chamber Players, Radius Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, Boston Lyric Opera, BMOP, New England Camerata and at the Monadnock Music Festival, among others.

 

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