Lia Uribe Invited as Guest Artist to Conservatorio de Musica Carlos Valderrama

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Lia Uribe

Lia Uribe, assistant professor of music, has just returned from a guest artist residency at the Conservatorio de Musica Carlos Valderrama in Trujillo, Peru. Uribe was invited to give masterclasses, work with students, and to perform a chamber music recital with international musicians. Her well-received concert was Saturday, May 12, at the Teatrin del Ministerio de Cultura. 

Uribe was joined by Bill Wielgus, former oboist from the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C., and present coordinator of the Teatro Lírico in D.C., an organization that promotes the interpretation of Hispanic music in Washington. The joint chamber recital at the Teatrin del Ministerio de Cultura featured a variety of pieces for oboe, bassoon, and piano. Pianist Leonardo Mendoza performed with the duo with works from Latin America with special attention to Peruvian music and composers. 

About Lia Uribe: Lia Uribe, Moosmann artist, is the assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Arkansas, and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and APO (Arkansas Philharmic Orchestra). Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, as well as multiple venues in the United States. Uribe performs and tours on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas. Her research interest is centered on Latin-American and Latinx music and composers, in addition to inclusiveness and diversity in the arts.

An advocate for new music, Lia Uribe has premiered and commissioned new works for the bassoon, including pieces by Colombian composers Jorge Humberto Pinzon, Johann Hasler, and Leonardo Idrobo; American composers Robert Mueller, Joe Alexander, Bill Douglas and John Steinmentz; Japanese composer Miho Sasaki; Uruguayan-American composer Miguel del Aguila; and Venezuelan composer Adina Izarra. Uribe recently joined a consortium commission for a new concerto for bassoon and orchestral winds/percussion by Nico Muhly, that will be premiered with the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble conducted by professor Chris Knighten in 2019.

Originally from Cali, Colombia, Lia Uribe earned a bachelor's degree in bassoon performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, followed by an artist residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Lia Uribe also holds graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas and the University of Kansas.


Justin R. Hunter, administrative specialist III
Department of Music


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