Mary Ellyn Hutton reviews CCM student Carmine Miranda‘s debut solo album (Bach: 6 Cello Suites) for Music in Cincinnati, calling the recording “phenomenal.”
She writes, “Miranda’s approach is virtuosic and musically persuasive. Tempos tend to be brisk (if not pushed now and then), but he brings to bear interpretive insights — his term is “folkloric” — which make the set as a whole a delight.” You read Hutton’s full review here.
Read our recent profile of Miranda here. Bach: 6 Cello Suites isavailable digitally on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere.
Centaur Records releases CCM student Carmine Miranda’s solo debut recording.
Already an accomplished cellist, CCM doctoral candidate Carmine Miranda (BA, 2010; MM, 2012) is now making his professional solo recording debut!
Two years ago, Miranda recorded Bach’s six solo suites for cello at age 22. Now, his recording is being released under Centaur Records, and is already available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere.
Participants from the Music for Youth in Cincinnati’s (MYCincinnati’s) free youth orchestra program with John Morris Russell (center) in Price Hill.
CCM is proud to announce several new collaborations supported by a grant from ArtsWave. Awarded in June 2012, CCM’s $50,000 ArtsWave Community Partnership grant was designed to develop mutually beneficial projects that will advance both organizations’ goals for the community and the arts sector.
ArtsWave’s generous support will help CCM enhance its current collaborative relationship with the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and will also allow CCM to formalize new partnerships with several community outreach programs, almost all of which were initiated by CCM faculty, students or alumni.
CCM’s Director of Wind Studies Rodney Winther was recently given one of the Venezuelan state of Táchira’s highest honors for directing the state orchestral band during the 450th anniversary celebrations of the Táchira capital city of San Cristóbal.
Besides standing ovations at every performance, Winther, who has conducted the state band several times over the past 15 years, received the Manuel Felipe Rugeles medal, the state’s highest cultural award, from Táchira Governor César Pérez Vivas. Several diplomatic representatives, including U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Sally Hodgson and Cultural Affairs Specialist Elena Broszkowski, were awarded buttons of merit by Mayor Mónica de Méndez and Governor César Pérez Vivas for helping to bring Winther to the city.