Omar and Lin Guey

Omar & Lin Guey

Brazilian Crossroads
March 31, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Music Department season. This is an archived view.

In this virtual premiere, husband and wife, violin and piano duo, perform works by Brazilian composers.

20/21 Music Department

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Dartmouth Music faculty Omar Guey and pianist Lin Guey focus on the Brazilian soul and feature works by the Brazilian composers Raimundo Penaforte and Heitor Villa-Lobos. The evening will include Penaforte's beautiful "Elegie," his arrangement of the Brazilian classic Carinhoso by Pixinguinha, his "Hommage à Joaquin" based on a theme by Joaquin Rodrigo and a dazzling arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, plus a two pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos, The Moth in the Light and The Song of the Black Swan.


Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959) The Song of the Black Swan
Raimundo Penaforte Hommage à Joaquin
Heitor Villa-Lobos The Moth in the Light
Raimundo Penaforte Elegia
Bernstein/Penaforte Suite from West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
Pixinguinha/Penaforte Carinhoso

About the Artists

Brazilian violinist Omar Chen Guey has performed internationally as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber concerts throughout Brazil, in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Brazilian, Campinas, Goiania, Minas Gerais, Claudio Santoro National Theater, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo Municipal, State of Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestras, Amazonas Philharmonic, Petrobras Pro-Musica, Experimental Repertoire, Qatar Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University Symphony, Maidstone Symphony and the Seychelles International Music Festival Orchestras. In 2019, he performed the Britten Violin Concerto with the Fribourg Youth Orchestra in Switzerland. He is a prizewinner at both Tibor Varga and Lipizer International Violin Competitions.

He is a member of A Far Cry, a two time Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra. He is the assistant concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and member of the New England Camerata Trio. Mr. Guey holds a Doctorate from Stony Brook University and a Masters from Juilliard. He has taught violin at Dartmouth College since 2020.

Lin Guey, PhD, is a biotechnology executive with more than 13 years of experience in Research & Development in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry. Lin is a former piano student of Gilbert Kalish and has participated in numerous music festivals including Yellow Barn and Ravinia. Lin obtained her PhD in Biostatistics from Stony Brook University and post-doctoral training in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology at the Spanish National Cancer Center (Madrid, Spain). Lin lives outside of Boston with her husband, violinist Omar Chen Guey, their two sons and cat.

ChamberWorks is a delightful series of free concerts showcasing the exceptional talents of Dartmouth Music Department's faculty, students and special guests. It is a co-production of the Hopkins Center and the Department of Music.

Funded in part by a gift from Charles E. 1915 and Susan Hoyt Griffith Fund.

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