Sarah Cullins at First Night 2012
by TruexCullins, December 21, 2011
Burlington-native soprano Sarah Cullins is joined by Colombian guitarist Daniel Gaviria and Dutch pianist Annemieke Spoelstra for a program of songs by Colombian composer Jaime León. León’s songs combine Broadway-style melodies, virtuosic accompaniment and Colombian folkloric rhythms, and in this concert audiences of all ages will enjoy spirited songs written for children and arranged for voice and guitar, as well as beautiful works for voice and piano frequently performed in concert halls throughout Latin America.
After graduating from New England Conservatory of Music and doing post-graduate work at Mannes College of Music, Sarah Cullins moved to Bogotá, Colombia where she designed and currently heads the voice department at the Universidad Central. She is a frequent soloist with the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra as well as the Bogotá and Medellín Philharmonic Orchestras.
Daniel Gaviria is an up-an-coming classical and latin guitarist who has won several important competitions in Colombia and has participated in the Mannes Guitar Festival. He is also a member of the Vitart Guitar Trio. Pianist Annemieke Spoelstra is well-known to Vermont audiences for her many solo and chamber music concerts (more information about Annemieke can be found in her solo First Night concert listing).