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Four talented musicians from four different countries creating a musical experience that is energetic, passionate and entertaining.

About this Event

Chandor Gardens Foundation Inc. was pleased to present the TCU Cantilena String Quartet on Feb 22, 2020 at Chandor Gardens Mansion, Weatherford, TX                                                      

The Cantilena String Quartet is a semi-professional ensemble comprised of undergraduate, graduate and artist diploma students from the TCU School of Music. The four musicians represent the countries of Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and the United States, and have combined their diverse backgrounds into a shared musical experience described as energetic, passionate and entertaining.

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The following are the members of this group (L to R) :

Manuel Papale - cellist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began playing the cello in 2010 and will graduate with a Bachelor's of Music in May of 2020. During his time at TCU, Manuel has studied solo repertoire with Dr. Jesus Castro-Balbi and Christine Lamprea, as well as orchestral excerpts with Jennifer Humphreys and Allan Steele.

Aubrey Fineout - violinist , and a native Texan. She is currently earning her Masters in Viola Performance under the guidance of Dr. Misha Galaganov. She was the recipient of the LA Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship as an undergrad at TCU and also holds a BA in Creative Writing from TCU.

Manuel Alejandro Ordóñez - violinist from Cali, Colombia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from TCU and is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma at TCU. He is a student of Elisabeth Adkins and Hae-Rim Lee.

Josefina Leonor Guzmán - violinist from the Dominican Republic. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree with Dr. Elisabeth Adkins. Before moving to Texas, Josefina spent the last four years in Tallahassee pursuing her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. She was recently named the first-place winner of the 2020 Britcham DR Young Musician of the Caribbean Award.