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Peruvian Music in the 1800’s
December 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Voice, Piano and Guitar Recital
Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and his Master’s at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Rafael was sponsored to perform and teach in the US for over 10 years by Jim Scoglieti of Sherry Brener, the Spanish guitar importer and Guitarra Magazine editor that collaborated with icons such as Andres Segovia. Rafael has performed in the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Chicago Flamenco Festival, the Latin American Guitar Festival of Chicago, the Milwaukee International Guitar Festival, among others, and his performances have been broadcast on public radio. In 2017 he was artist in residence at the Cervantes Institute of Chicago. Currently Rafael has been producing live events that incorporate music, dance and poetry.
Sarah Loisch began her musical studies at an early age alongside her six older siblings. The family’s active involvement in vocal and instrumental learning led to performances across the state of Indiana. Upon discovering a deep connection to piano literature, she committed to full-time musical studies and was an active collaborator and performer with orchestras and ensembles throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies. After completing her MA in Piano at Eastern Illinois University studying under Dr. Victor Cayres, Miss Loisch traveled to Crete and Italy to pursue further instruction and collaboration with musicians and teachers such as Thomas Pandolfi and Constantinos Papadakis. As a performer, Miss Loisch seeks to express the intersection of life and music in her work. In addition to her performance endeavors, she maintains a private teaching studio where she believes technique and musicianship work together to foster a greater appreciation and love for the art of music. Sarah Loisch studied with Paul Kenyon during her BA in Music program at Olivet Nazarene University. Throughout her studies, she has made multiple concerto appearances performing works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Saint-Saens.
Jillian Krickl began her choral singing career while she was an undergraduate at The University of Chicago. She has been a member of Holy Name Cathedral’s all-professional Schola Cantorum Cathedralis since graduation. She also performs locally and nationally with acclaimed groups as both a soloist and backup singer. Most recently Jillian was featured as the vocal soloist performing Gregorian chants corresponding to select movements from Charles Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique Op. 57, performed by Stephen Tharp. Recent backup singing engagements include Sarah Brightman’s 2021 “Christmas Symphony” concert at the Auditorium Theatre and Josh Groban’s 2022 Harmony Tour concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. When she is not singing, Jillian also enjoys travel, hiking, and “Better Call Saul” fandom.