Co Host: Monica Rosales, executive Director of DocMiami.
Ida Hendel She was a child prodigy. At 4, she began formal studies with Miecyzslaw Michalowicz at the Warsaw Conservatory, where she won its gold medal in 1933. She then pursued training in Paris and London with Flesch and Enesco. She attracted notice in London when she appeared as soloist in the Brahms Concerto under Sir Henry Wood’s direction at a Proms concert. During World War II, she gave many concerts for Allied troops. Her career was the subject of the CBC-TV documentary IDA HAENDEL: A VOYAGE OF MUSIC in 1988.
And Giselle Brodsky the founder, director and chief artistic advisor of Patrons of Exceptional Artists, Inc. a foundation dedicated to the support of exceptionally gifted performing artists. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Miami International Piano Festival where she oversees all music events. Her track record for finding and presenting exceptional artists has been impressive and she is widely recognized as an authority figure in the field of classical musical.
Beginning February through May, Sugar Sand Park will welcome this one-of-a-kind documentary film festival experience. Tickets are $5.00 per film and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park at 561-347-3948, or online. Each film begins at 7:00 pm, and the films are not yet rated, so adult supervision is required. To learn more about DocMiami International Film Festival, visit www.docmiami.org.
Victor Cegarra works with a variety of artists, musicians, recording, performing in concerts at small and large venues in the USA as well as abroad. Born in Venezuela, at the age of 7, Victor studied the “cuatro” (a Venezuelan guitar with only 4 strings) Later, he studied guitar basics for some time and moved on to his first piano lessons at the age of 9. At age 13 he went yet to Lino Gallardo National Conservatory of Music to study complementary piano. Once in college, his piano instructors, Olegario Diaz and Marcus Vinicio da Fonceca introduced Cegarra to jazz and Brazilian music. Other Latin styles were self-taught as he was an avid listener of salsa, cumbia, merenge and other popular genres. The next few years Victor became involved with other musicians and performed a variety of styles ranging from American Pop, Latin, and Jazz. After performing, recording, and some light touring, he shared his knowledge of music by educating others. First, as a piano instructor for the Torrance Dept of Parks & Recreation, teaching children and adults. Later, as a regular Elementary School Teacher for the LA Unified School District where he has been teaching since July 1998. In June 2001 Cegarra obtained a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from The California State University at Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. In early 2003 he partnered with Gilberto Torres and released his first solo project a piano and flute duo, performing traditional Venezuelan tunes with influences of Jazz and Classical Styles called “Venezuela Desde Afuera” Today, you will find Victor Cegarra performing alongside well known and talented Cuban singer Candi Sosa, also with Gilberto Torres and other LA Musicians, performing in concerts, private events, clubs and restaurants while continuing to produce and record music at his home studio.
Danae began her career at the tender age of four, performing in Cuban Television and Theatrical programs. At age 18 she joined the band “Azucar”. Being a part of the Azucar allowed Danae to further flourish professionally, sharing her passion for music touring throughout Latin America and Europe .
Danae has recorded a collection of songs for Tropical Album Filmax, Vale Music Star Disco, “Caribbean Vale Music”, Disco reggaetton Vale Music, a notable Spanish Record Label founded in the late 90’s with headquarters in Barcelona Spain. Vale Music became Universal Music Spain in 2011 and is one of the major record companies in Spain surpassing EMI in music sales. Danae also had the honor of performing with “SPS” An all-female Cuban group, touring in Mexico , Panama , Guatemala , Martinique, St. Martin , Guadeloupe, Germany, Turkey and finally Spain where she decided stay begin her solo career.
In 2006 Danae was the guest star on the National Tour of “LA BATUKA” She has also had the opportunity of collaborating and recording music with famous rapper DJ KUN.
Now in Miami, Danae comes to keep the fire burning in the music world. Looking forward to new opportunities where she can realize her musical experiences of salsa, merengue, bachata, chachacha, cumbia, Spanish pop rock and more.