Product Information: Full Color. 12 pages. All student parts are included with the teacher score.
About the Composer: Laura Silva is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, where she developed her musical interests of teaching, solo repertoire, chamber music, orchestral and choral music, and accompanying. Laura is currently a second year piano performance and pedagogy graduate student of Dr. Christopher Fisher at the Ohio University School of Music. She holds degrees from the Juan Jose Landaeta Conservatory, Central University of Venezuela (Bachelor in Social Psychology) and a Master of Music from the Simon Bolivar University. She has studied piano with Carlos Urbaneja, Elizabeth Guerrero and Abraham Abreu; harpsichord with Rubén Guzmán, Bruno Procopio, Jacques Ogg, Ketil Haugsand and Alessandro Santoro.
As pianist of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra, a regular guest for other orchestras from “El Sistema” and collaborative pianist for the main choirs of Schola Cantorum of Venezuela Foundation, Laura has had the opportunity to participate in important festivals and concerts in Europe, Asia and the United States, under the baton of leading conductors including the Grammy Award winning artist, Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
As part of her teaching at Mozarteum Caracas Music School, she created an innovative project of Piano Ensembles in 2014, which currently continues in Ohio at the Athens Community School of Music, along with the MTNA Collegiate Chapter of Ohio University. This is a project that offers the opportunity to young pianists to perform master pieces of orchestral repertoire with percussion as an ensemble. Also, it is a place for assistant piano teachers to get training conducting rehearsals and concerts of this kind. Laura has adapted music for one, two and three pianos; six hands or eight hands, at different levels of proficiency.