Dr. Marcio Candido (Violin)
Brazilian violinist Dr. Marcio Candido has performed extensively worldwide as soloist, concertmaster, and chamber musician. His most recent album, Brazil x Argentina, was awarded several prizes, including two gold stars at the Music & Stars Awards, a silver medal at the Global Music Awards (emerging artist and new release), and a nomination for the Anchorage Press Person of the Year 2020. Additionally, Dr. Candido is a prizewinner of several international competitions—the most recent one the American Prize. In 2021 Dr. Candido made his solo debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.
His solo performances with Orquestra Filarmônica do Rio de Janeiro, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO, Orquestra Filarmônica Adventista do Brasil, New England Repertory Orchestra, Southern Adventist Symphony Orchestra, and the Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra were very well received. As an orchestral musician, he led the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Jamaica National Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmônica Adventista do Brasil and Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO.
Dr. Candido studied with Brazilian violinist Paulo Bosisio at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he received his Bachelor degree. In the United States, he studied with pedagogue Eric Rosenblith at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he received his Master of Music degree and was a recipient of a special scholarship to study with legendary violinist Roman Totenberg. Dr. Candido also sought private mentorship from Kazuko Matsusaka and Julie Rosenfeld. He concluded his training with Peter Zazofsky at Boston University, where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Furthermore, he was elected as a member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda in April, 2016.
Dr. Candido was a faculty member at Thayer Performing Arts Center, where he held a violin/viola teaching position from 2009–2018. Additionally, he held a teaching assistant position at Boston University from 2014-2017.
Dr. Alisson Unglaub (Violin)
Dr. Alisson Unglaub is a Brazilian violinist who has extensively performed both in Brazil and the United States with various chamber ensembles and orchestras, serving as concertmaster and soloist. He has also worked as a music director, arranger, music minister, and educator. He began his musical studies at São Paulo Adventist University at the age of eight. While pursuing a Violin Performance degree at Santa Catarina State University in Brazil, he ranked 1st place in the music department among the freshmen. During his time in college, he served as concertmaster of the UNISUL Orchestra and joined the orchestras Camerata Florianopolis and Filarmonia Santa Catarina as a first violinist, taking on roles as concertmaster and soloist.
Mr. Unglaub has been awarded numerous grants, scholarships, and assistantships in Brazil and the United States. In 2014, he received a graduate assistantship as a member of the Abraham Franck String Quartet while pursuing his master's degree in Violin Performance at the University of New Mexico under the renowned Brazilian violinist, Dr. Carmelo de Los Santos. From 2016 to 2018, he held a teaching assistant position at Arizona State University and was awarded the Special Talent scholarship while pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts (Violin Performance) under Dr. Katherine McLin. His Doctoral dissertation was unique, combining the areas of Motor Learning Skills and Violin Pedagogy, particularly focusing on the application of random practice schedules to music learning, and it has had a significant impact on many students and musicians.
Dr. Unglaub is excited to be the founder of the Arcada String Quartet, a project that he is extremely passionate about.
Dr. Rogerio Nunes (viola)
Brazilian violinist and violist Dr. Rogério Nunes holds a DMA in violin performance, with a minor in viola performance, at the University of Georgia under professor Levon Ambartsumian, being awarded with a graduate assistantship. Before moving to UGA, he worked in his DMA in viola performance at the University of North Texas, where he was awarded the MDF (Master and Doctoral Fellowship) from the Toulouse Graduate School, under the instruction of Dr. Susan Dubois. At UNM he was awarded a graduate assistantship to play in the Abe Franck graduate string quartet, and was a winner of the Concerto Competition, playing as soloist with the UNM Symphony Orchestra.
In Brazil, Rogerio has been the concertmaster and soloist of the Theatro Sao Pedro Chamber Orchestra, Unisinos Orchestra, Blumenau Chamber Orchestra, OSPA and Fundarte Chamber Orchestra, having recorded as soloist of the Astor Piazzola’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas with the latter. In the United States, he has collaborated with South Bend Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony and Elkhart Symphony Orchestras.
Dr. Nunes has taught masterclasses at the Federal University of Sao Joao del Rey, International Music Festival of Belem, International Music Festival of Londrina and the Federal University of Santa Maria. In 2016, he was awarded the March Moody Scholarship in Violin at UGA. With ARCO, Rogerio was a soloist in its Brazilian Tour in May/June 2017, and was invited to be a soloist again with the orchestra this coming October at UGA. Mr. Nunes was also invited by the Federal University of Santa Maria, to premiere the work by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth, Introduction and Allegro for Viola and String Orchestra last May. Currently Dr. Nunes is Assistant Professor at the Southwestern Adventist University as Director of Orchestral and Instrumental Studies.
Dr. Cherry Kim (cello)
Recognized for her "poignant lyricism, scope and bigness of her sound and expressive gestures" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Boston-based cellist Cherry Kim has performed in the US and internationally as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has appeared as soloist with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, and Fall River Symphony. She was invited as guest artist for the Artists of the Royal Conservatory (ARC) in Toronto, Fulbright Concert at Harvard University, Boston New Music Initiative, Brandeis University Concert Series, Frederick Historic Piano Collection summer concerts, Boston University Center for New Music, Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series, Lingzi Foundation in collaboration with Boston University, Da Camera of Houston Young Artists, Cerberus Ensemble, Toronto Music Garden Concert Series, Boston Cecilia, Seven Cats Contemporary Music Series, Karapetyan String Quartet, Deus Ex Musica, Newport Contemporary Music Series, and Underground Railway Theater among others. As artistic director and cellist of the CK Ensemble, their "Once Upon A Starry Night" program was presented at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida.
Dr. Kim has performed at prestigious festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Park City International Music Festival, Orford Festival, Westben Music Festival, International Baroque Institute at Longy, and University of North Texas Music Festival. In the orchestral scene she has been a frequent guest artist with many orchestras in the New England region including Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra, and Handel Society of Dartmouth College and served as principal cellist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphony by the Sea.
Besides her work as a performing artist, Dr. Kim has taught as faculty for Lexington Chamber Music Center, Camp Encore/Coda, Arts Ahimsa Music Festival, and Winchester Community Music School Summer Festival. She was a teaching fellow at Rice University and Boston University, coach for New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Orchestras, teaching artist for Boston Public Schools, and guest masterclass teacher at Thayer Performing Arts Center. She currently maintains a vibrant teaching studio, the Boston Cello Academy. She received degrees from the New England Conservatory, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Rice University, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Boston University and has worked with many world-renown performers and pedagogues.