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Sounds Upstairs: Hear the Library’s Music Department collection come to life! : Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin and Hannah Whitehead, cello

Sunday, September 8, 2013  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cellist Hannah Whitehead has garnered acclaim for her "warm and winning" sound and for the "knife-edge, fearless precision" of her interpretations. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Hannah's already varied career has included studies at the Eastman School of Music, a fellowship at the New World Symphony and performances around the world with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Her musical travels have taken her to Japan, where she performed chamber music in Yokohama and Tokyo; she has also traveled to England, where as a fellow of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, she studied and performed works of Benjamin Britten in the composer's birthplace.

Cuban-born violinist Sandro Leal-Santiesteban was introduced to music by his mother at the age of three. After settling in the U.S. in 2001, Sandro studied for a year at the preparatory school of New England Conservatory. He completed his undergraduate studies at Eastman School of Music. At Carnegie Mellon University he earned a Master's degree in Violin Performance. Sandro was first prize winner at the 2009 Carnegie Mellon concerto competition performing Behzad Ranjbaran's violin concerto. Sandro is currently section first violin in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He is also a section first violin in the Erie Philharmonic and has served occasionally as principal second violin. Sandro also teaches private violin lessons.

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