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~ TEASLEY,LINDA/CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
LINDA FISHER TEASLEY Versatile Soprano Linda Fisher Teasley is constantly expanding her repertoire of musical styles and experiences. Classically trained at the Universities of Maryland and North Carolina, Dr. Teasley has infused her singing with elements of world, jazz and folk music. Her diverse appearances range from work with various opera companies to Carnegie Hall; the Los Angeles World Music Festival, The Kennedy Center, Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Washington Folk Festival. Dr. Teasley has appeared with the Cincinnati Pops, The National Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and on numerous nationally televised events. Dr. Teasley has several recordings to her credit, most recently Word-Beat's The Soul Dances and Global Standard Time with her husband percussionist Tom Teasley. These recordings have received international attention in both radio and print media. About her performance on Global Standard Time, Larry Nai of Jazziz Magazine said, " Linda Teasley's wordless vocal on Luiz Bonfa's 'Manha de Carnival' revives the haunting sound of late-'60's European film music." Dr. Teasley has appeared on numerous recordings with the United States Navy band from which she retired after 20 years of service. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Teasley has been on the faculties of Georgetown University, University of North Carolina and Northern Virginia Community College. She is currently on the faculty of the Mitchellville Community School of the Arts where she is also Artist Director. Carlos César Rodríguez Pianist A musician of exceptional brilliance and versatility, Carlos César Rodríguez has gained recognition as a virtuoso pianist who not only generates unusual excitement in the Hispanic and Spanish repertoire but also displays an extraordinary flair for Mozart, the romantics and the avant-garde scores. He has recorded for Omicron and Brioso labels and has won the highest critical acclaim for his CD of Spanish music, España en el corazón, distributed by Brioso Recordings. An expert on early instruments as well, enjoying entree to the Smithsonian Institution's rare collection, he was chosen by the Smithsonian to perform in it's 150th anniversary of the piano as part of the museum's Piano 300th exhibit. He has won acclaim moreover as music director of Mozart operas and Zarzuelas (Spanish operas), and as composer / arranger / improviser of ballets, Spanish dance scores, and Latin-Jazz/Pop compositions. As chamber music artist he has become a regular member of the Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival. As collaborative artist Mr. Rodriguez has worked with Jessye Norman, Denyce Graves and Placido Domingo. As concert-artist he has been in tour in Europe and performed concerti and solo recitals throughout the Americas.
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