Angela is performing the first movement of the Lalo cello concerto in D minor on the following dates:
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura.
Angela has been a growing cellist since she began playing with her mother’s elementary string orchestras at age 8. Acquiring private lessons with a professional cello teacher 3 years later, Angela has since grown to love the cello, and constantly finds new reasons to appreciate its impact on her life. Through participation in several different ensembles and programs like Junior Chamber Music, Idyllwild Symphony Orchestra & Chamberfest Orchestra, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Zodiac Music Festival, Angela has made unforgettable connections with people not only musically, but personally. These lasting memories are especially what make living in the world of music worthwhile. Some of the most effective and meaningful experiences Angela has had were spent during intense training at the summer music festivals. Getting so heavily involved with profound music and musicians from all over the planet allows her to get in touch with her own heartfelt passion to pursue music.
Angela has performed all over the west coast of the United States, and won the opportunity to perform a chamber work and Cello Concerto in D Minor by Édouard Lalo in Valdeblore, France in the summer of 2016. Today is her first time performing any solo piece with an accompanying orchestra.
Other than her time spent at summer music festivals, one of the most important elements of Angela’s experience as a developing cellist would be her participation with the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras. Starting at the back of their lowest ranked orchestra, she made her way to become principal cellist of their top orchestra. Having graduated from high school, Angela moved on to study at Moorpark College with Dr. Ashley Walters, currently finding her to be the most significant driving force of her musical development. As the stand partner of professional cellist Pamela de Almeida in the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, Angela continues to vary, expand, and improve the ways she approaches the cello, motivating her to take every opportunity to catalyze stronger, versatile abilities to create music that is alive and moving. Beginning college, Angela started to experiment with new genres and groups that are inspirational to the potential she has with the cello. She has been participating in the student-driven music club (Moorpark Music Association), and jamming with friends. She loves absorbing and implementing knowledge she gathers over the years of playing and listening to the cello. It remains her primary instrument for these substantial reasons. She is truly grateful for her introduction to the cello and the unique ambition it has sparked in her.
Aside from cello, Angela has a strong interest in environmental science and has joined clubs, completed an internship, and actively raises awareness to her community. She is hoping to pursue this academically as well as music, placing an influence on her environment.