A new and innovative look at the way
we approach teaching and performance
After six decades teaching throughout the world, starting in her native Argentina and completing her academic teaching experience at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2007, Dr. Nancy Roldán decided to retire only to find herself busier than ever before.
Topics that have fascinated and inspired her life include: the love for her family; the importance of each individual's contribution to the community at large; the value of the arts' and artists' presence in society; the role of music in Society, Education, and Health; and the importance of mentoring young generations of musicians.
Her passion for excellence has motivated the creation of courses, presentations and numerous projects that reflect her awareness of the power of music to bring unity and peace in the world at large. Among such efforts were the creation and direction of the Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition hosted from 2005 to 2015 at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland. The event — transformed since 2017 into the Franz Liszt Festival and International Competition and titled LEGACY — was first celebrated in 2017 under her supervision, at Ohio State University in collaboration with the ALS/Ohio Chapter and under the aegis of the American Liszt Society. She wishes the best to all involved in the future of the enterprise.
Dr. Roldán continues her teaching and performing career, travels often to adjudicate competitions and offer master classes and workshops, and is now dedicated to the life and music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino and the dissemination of his music.
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Nancy Roldán, piano • José Cueto, violin
Gabriella Cavallero, voice • Laura Ruas, Double Bass
Astor Piazzolla continues to inspire the world with his
mesmerizing, passionate music. Piazzolla Here & Now offers the listener dazzling, previously unheard violin and piano arrangements of many of his works, such as Las cuatro estaciones porteñas
(The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), Oblivion, and Allegro Tangabile. The songs Chiquilín de Bachín and Che, Tango, Che! — also new versions — were recorded in performance with actor
Gabriella Cavallero and bassist Laura Ruas. Narrated by Cavallero, two excerpts from The Magic Fire, by Argentine- More infomation in the Discography.
More infomation in the Discography.