Willy Sucre on viola will be joined by Robert Ingliss on oboe, Krzysztof Zimowski on violin, and James Holland on cello to perform "Oboe Quartet in F major KV 370" by Mozart, "Phantasy Quartet Op. 2. (1932)" by Britten, "Duo for violin and oboe No 1 in D major" by Telemman, and "Quartet No.6 Op.4 in D Major" by Karl Stamitz.
Robert Ingliss is principal oboe of the New Jersey Symphony and The Santa Fe Opera orchestras. He tours worldwide with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he also has appeared as soloist, and is a member of An die Musik, Cygnus Ensemble, and Manhattan Sinfonietta. An avid proponent of contemporary music, he has premiered works by Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Marc-André Dalbavie, and many others. His recording credits and performances on soundtracks for film and television are as varied as they are numerous. He has taught at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and SUNY/Purchase.
Violinist Krzysztof Zimowski is currently the concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic and Opera Southwest Orchestra. For more than a decade, he was the concertmaster and featured soloist of the former New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Born in Wroclaw, Poland, he began his musical studies at the age of six. In 1977 he received his master's degree with honors from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. After participating in the 1978 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition, he continued his studies at the Morley College of Music in London. Having been concertmaster of the State Opera Orchestra in Wroclaw, Zimowski joined the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra in 1981. In 1985 he was appointed concertmaster of that orchestra and toured Europe, South America, and the United States. He moved to New Mexico in 1986 to help form the Helios String Quartet, the ensemble-in-residence of the Placitas Artists Series until 1997. Zimowski lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Urszula, also a musician.
Cellist James Holland began cello studies at the age of nine in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music. In 1996, he successfully auditioned to become Principal Cellist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and cellist for the Charleston Symphony String Quartet, a position he held until 2007.
Violist Willy Sucre is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and is the driving force behind the "Willy Sucre & Friends" concerts. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Sucre studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in La Paz, Colby College Chamber Music Institute in Waterville, Maine, Mannes School of Music in New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore,Maryland. He has been conductor and music director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, assistant conductor and principal violist of the Canada Symphony Orchestra inMontreal, assistant conductor and assistant principal violist of the former New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, principal violist and guest conductor of the National Symphony of Bolivia, the Chamber Orchestra of La Paz, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician,Sucre was the founder of the Cuarteto Boliviano, guest violist with various chamber music ensembles, and for ten years the violist of the Helios String Quartet. His experience includes extensive chamber music concerts, lectures and school demonstrations, CD recordings, and television performances throughout South, Central, and North America. Sucre spends most of his summers in South America looking for new works of chamber music by modern composers and encouraging composers to write new pieces, especially piano quartets. He enjoys performing with ensembles of diverse instrumentation.