Marcio Candido (Violin)
Brazilian violinist Marcio Candido has extensively performed in the three Americas as soloist, concertmaster, and in chamber music collaboration. As soloist he has appeared with the Orquestra Filarmônica do Rio de Janeiro, Orquestra Filarmônica Adventista do Brasil, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO, and the New England Repertory Orchestra. He has appeared as concertmaster of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Jamaica National Orchestra, and Orquestra de Câmara da UNIRIO. In chamber music, Mr. Candido has collaborated with many distinguished players, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the l’Orchestre National Bordeaux, and prominent faculty members from renowned worldwide universities.
Mr. Candido is a winner of several prizes, including the 2016 Boston University J.S. Bach competition, UNIRIO Concerto Competition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Bahia Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (Salvador, Brazil), and the IX Magda Taglia Ferro Chamber Music Competition (São Paulo, Brazil). Furthermore, he was elected member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda in April, 2016. Mr. 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 the pedagogue Eric Rosenblith at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he received his Master of Music degree. Additionally, Mr. Candido was a recipient of a special scholarship from Longy to study with legendary violinist Roman Totenberg. He has performed in masterclasses for Richard Roberts, Soovin Kim, James Buswell, Lucie Robert, Salvatore Sciarrino, Muir Quartet, Peter Zazofsky, Eduard Schmieder, Charles Castleman, Roman Totenberg, Eric Rosenblith, Claudio Cruz, and the Pacifica Quartet. Additional studies include Kazuko Matsusaka and Julie Rosenfeld. Mr. Candido received his late violin training with violinist Peter Zazofsky at Boston University, where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Mr. Candido was a faculty member at Thayer Performing Arts Center, where he has held a violin/viola teaching position from 2009–2018. Additionally, he held a teaching assistant position at Boston University during the years of 2014–2017.
Alisson Unglaub (Violin)
Alisson Unglaub is a Brazilian violinist and musician finishing his Doctoral in Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the Arizona State University. He began his music studies at the São Paulo Adventist University at age of eight years old. When starting Violin Performance degree at the Santa Catarina State University in Brazil he was ranked as 1st place in the music department among the freshmen. While still on college he was concertmaster of the Unisul Orchestra and joined the orchestras Camerata Florianopolis and Filarmonia Santa Catarina as first violinist collaborating as concertmaster and soloist in concerts. He also had been involved in many different musical fields.
In addition to performing with orchestras, chamber ensembles, concertmaster duties and solo performances, he also has been music director, arranger, music minister and educator, teaching music, violin and viola.
Mr. Unglaub has been awarded many grants, scholarships and assistantships both in Brazil and in United States. In 2014 he was awarded a graduate assistantship to play as violinist in the Abraham Franck String Quartet while pursuing his master’s degree in Violin Performance at the University of New Mexico, US under the renowned Brazilian violinist Dr. Carmelo de Los Santos. In 2016 he was awarded a teaching assistantship position at ASU and the Special Talent scholarship to pursue the DMA in Violin Performance under Dr. Katherine McLin.
Mr. Unglaub is excited with the new project as founder of the Arcada String Quartet and he is very dedicated and passionate about what he does.
Rogerio Nunes (viola)
Brazilian violinist and violist Rogerio Nunes, is currently finishing his 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.
Mr. 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 Mr. Nunes is Assistant Professor at the Southwestern Adventist University as Director of Orchestral and Instrumental Studies.
Cherry Kim (cello)
Recognized for her "poignant lyricism, scope and bigness of her sound and expressive gestures," Cherry Kim has performed in the US and internationally as a recitalist and chamber musician. After five years of study and winning several competitions, she gave her solo debut performing with the Plano Symphony Orchestra. She also performed as a soloist with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony. Other performance highlights include the Herr Beethoven & His Cellists recital, Gioia Duo performances, the New England premiere of Callender’s Metamorphoses for Cello and Electronics for the Boston New Music Initiative, recording soundtrack the Underground Railway Theater, and Canadian radio broadcasted performances with the Artists of the Royal Conservatory Ensemble.
Currently, Ms. Kim leads the CK Ensemble, as artistic director and cellist, which presents compelling, curated performances that fuse classical music with fresh perspectives. Their program called "Once Upon A Starry Night" will be presented by the Sound Bites Series at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. Ms. Kim also performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and among others while maintaining a private studio called Boston Cello Academy and teaches for Brookline Public Schools.
Ms. Kim received degrees from the New England Conservatory (BM), Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music (PD), Rice University (MM), Longy School of Music of Bard College (GD), and Boston University (DMA). And her principal teachers were world-renowned cellists and pedagogues Laurence Lesser, Norman Fischer, Michael Reynolds, Terry King, and Bryan Epperson. She has performed in prestigious festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Park City International Music Festival, Orford Festival, and Westben Music Festival. Other world-renowned musicians she has worked with include Richard Aaron, James Dunham, Timothy Eddy, Michael Haber, Steven Isserlis, Truls Mørk, Paul Katz, Janos Starker, Torleif Thedeen, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Pheobe Carrai, Sarah Freiberg Ellison, Jean Lamon, the Emerson, Tokyo, Borromeo, Orion and Muir String Quartets.