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Tatjana Merzyn

Tatjana Merzyn

 

tatjana@arpegioperu.org


Tatjana Merzyn was Arpegio’s first volunteer teacher in 2008. She received her degree in Musical Education from the University of Arts in Berlin with concentrations in piano, viola, and conducting. Upon graduating, she also participated in the El Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory in Boston, a course designed to train 50 musicians from different countries to lead projects that create social change through music. Alongside Luisa Marotzke, Tatjana organizes the selection, preparation and assessment of volunteers from Germany. She currently lives in Peru and is Arpegio’s Director of Pedagogy.

Antoine Duhamel

Antoine Duhamel

 

He was born and raised in the north of France. Antoine studied piano for many years before moving on to study trombone. While conducting his studies, he received major recognition as the first prize of the National Superior Conservatory of Paris in 1966. After being hired by several French orchestras, he was named first trombonist of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra (Germany) in 1975. A year later , was asked as a teacher to teach the wind ensembles of the Musikhochschule in Cologne. Between 1980 and 2005 he worked in "The System" of Venezuela in the direction of some of the most important orchestras and nuclei of the country. From 1992 to 1998 he taught at the Conservatory of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra in Caracas. From 1994 to 1998 he was the director of Venezuelan Brass and from 1994 he participated as professor of metals in all tours conducted by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela to various European and Latin American countries. In addition, he was a conductor sent by Maestro José Antonio Abreu to form orchestras inspired by "El Sistema" in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and Uruguay. From 2005 to 2015 he lived in Bolivia where he worked as director of the Bolivian Youth Orchestra (SICOR), with which he had the opportunity to direct a concert for the visit of Francisco in July 2015. Since August of 2015 he is in charge of the direction of orchestras in Arpegio along with Paul Bazalar. In addition, he is director of the section of winds.

Gemie Agreda Tirado

Gemie Agreda Tirado

 

Gemie Agreda Tirado graduated from the Carlos Valderrama Regional Conservatory of Music with a degree in Clarinet Performance. She has performed as a soloist with the Trujillo Symphonic Orchestra, the Orquesta de Barro, and the Orquesta Sinfónica del I Encuentro Internacional de Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles. She has also been a member of the Piura Municipal Symphonic Orchestra, the Orquesta del Sistema de Orquestas Sinfónicas Infantiles-Juveniles del Perú, the Youth Symphony Orchestra CRMNP Carlos Valderrama, the Trujillo Youth Symphonic Orchestra, the International Youth Orchestra (USA) and the Bach Festival Orchestra, directed by the renowned Maestro Francisco Pereda. She currently plays with the Trujillo Symphonic Orchestra and teaches in the Arpegio Academy and the Nucleo Porvenir.

Verónica Valencia Velásquez

Verónica Valencia Velásquez

 

veronica@arpegioperu.org


Verónica Valencia Velásquez studied in the Instituto Superior Leonardo Da Vinci and has worked at Arpegio since 2008. She manages all matters regarding scheduling, materials and the enrollment of students in the academy.