Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome international artists Alfredo Oyaguez (piano) and Andrew Smith (Cello). Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Sunday, October 11th, details to be posted soon…
Alfredo Oyaguez has performed extensively in Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo), Asia (Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore), and the United States as a soloist, recitalist, chamber music pianist and vocal accompanist. He has recorded for the Spanish National Radio, Radio France, Polish Radio and Television (KDB in Santa Barbara, California), and The Danish National Radio P2. Master Classes attended include those given by the Bartok Quartet, Oslo Trio, Muir Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, and the Julliard Quartet, among others. Oyaguez has collaborated with Agustín León Ara, Jesse Levine, Wolfgang Meyer, Jaap Schröder, Aaron Berofsky, Zuill Bailey, Andrew Smith, Smerald Spahiu, Andres Mustonen , Ramon Jaffe, The Parkanyi String Quartet (Holland), the Esbjerg Ensemble, and the Copenhagen Ensemble “Contemporanea”(Denmark).
He is currently on the Faculty of the Palma de Mallorca Conservatory in the Balearic Islands of Spain, where he is also the Artistic director of the Deia International Music Festival as well as the Director and Founding member of Camerata Deia. For several summers he has taught at the prestigious International Music Seminar on Spanish Music, “Musica en Compostela,” in Santiago de Compostela. Future engagements include Chamber Music Festivals in Germany, Finland, Iceland, Austria, Italy, France and concert tours in South America and Asia.
Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Principal Cellist of The Las Vegas Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, he has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States, and in Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Denmark, and Ukraine, as well as Peru and Brazil. He is an original member of the Camerata Deiá, a group founded in 2001 to be the resident ensemble with The Festival Internacional de Deiá, a summer festival in Majorca, Spain. He was also a founding member of The Adriatic Chamber Music Festival, a summer music program in southern Italy, where he taught and performed from 1998 – 2008. An active recitalist, Andrew has collaborated with pianists Alfredo Oyagüez, and Carl Pontén in cello/piano recitals in Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Japan, as well as in Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia. During summers, in addition to The Festival Internacional de Deiá, in Spain, and The Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Italy, Smith has taught and performed in several music festivals, including the Marrowstone Music Festival, Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA, the Rocky Ridge Music Center, the Blue Mountain Festival, Dakota Chamber Music, The Green Valley Chamber Music Festival, the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute, and The Las Vegas Music Festival.