Clio Artist Project
February 7, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT
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About the artists
As musicians who come from different cultures and musical backgrounds, the founding members of the Clio Artist Project share a vision for bridging the traditions of classical music with the ever-expanding catalogue of contemporary works. We first collaborated while graduate students at the Yale School of Music and discovered our appreciation for the ancient combination of guitar, flute, and voice. These instruments each have their own rich history, and share a collective history of collaboration, as well as a great potential for future collaborations and commissions. On a personal level, the trio shares a common vision of bringing communities together and promoting in-depth conversations around arts and culture.
Emily Donato is a soprano born and based in Brooklyn, NY. She was a member of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for ten years, and was raised in a musical household. She has worked with conductors Masaaki Suzuki, Simon Carrington, Leon Botstein, David Hill, and Nicholas McGegan. Ms. Donato completed her undergraduate studies at Bard College, and received her Masters Degree from Yale University where she studied in the Voxtet Program headed by Tenor James Taylor, and was a soloist for Yale’s Schola Cantorum where she was featured on their tours of Spain and Scandinavia.
Flutist Helen (Hye Jin) Park serves on faculty at the Long Island Conservatory, Grace Music School, and the Music Academy of Long Island. As an educator, she has been a featured Teaching Artist with groups including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids and was named Yale University’s “Outstanding Teaching Artist of the Year”. As a performer, she has been heard in venues including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, as well as with the renowned Korean groups Keum-Pa Professional Flute Ensemble and Sung Nam City Orchestra. Currently, Ms. Park is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under flutist Carol Wincenc.
Nicoletta Todesco is an Italian guitarist, Faculty member at Classical Guitar Corner Academy and Queens Manager for the Anselmo Academy of Music and the Arts. She obtained her MMA at the Yale School of Music where she also worked as a Teaching Artist and Teaching Assistant, being awarded with the Elliot Fisk prize and the Yale Alumni Association Prize. She also holds a Master’s in Music Performance and a Master’s in Musicology. She has been particularly active in chamber music ensembles and she performed in important festivals in Italy, Mexico, and USA. Since her early career Nicoletta is committed to music pedagogy and taught in several public and private institutions.
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