Schubert’s Winterreise U.S. Tour 2018 coming to San Marcos on Sunday, March 18, 2018

On behalf of the San Marcos Performing Arts Association (SMPAA), we are excited and pleased to announce this concert. Luca got his Masters in piano at TxState and played a splendid house concert for us. A few months ago, Luca contacted us about this extraordinary bass he was to accompany doing the entire cycle of Schubert’s Winterreise and wanted to know if we wanted to sponsor a concert reminiscent of the House Concert. We said yes and hope you will too. Tell your friends.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST at Price Center.
Location: 222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666, (512) 392-2900
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Luca Cubisino biography, pianist

Luca Cubisino is a polyhedral and versatile artist, whose path is paved with performance, teaching, and research. Prize winner in nearly twenty national and international piano competitions, Mr. Cubisino has played in prestigious venues such as Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania, Concertgebouw de Doelen in Rotterdam, Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Wertheim Concert Hall in Miami, and other venues in Bologna, Leipzig, New York, etc. His teachers include Franco Scala, Aquiles Delle Vigne, François-Joël Thiollier, Antonio Ballista, ChoongMo Kang, Gerald Fauth, Bruno Canino, Enrico Pace, Anton Nel, Boris Slutsky, and Marina Lomazov.

Born in Italy, Luca Cubisino earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in his home country. Additionally, he earned two Master’s degrees at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam and at Texas State University, where he was awarded the 2014 “Piano Achievement Award.” He is also the 2016 winner of the Presser Award at the University of Miami for his project of publishing and recording Ottorino Respighi’s early piano works. Luca Cubisino collaborates with various musical organizations, including AmiCa in Sicily, where he is the Artistic Director of AmiCaFest (, San Giacomo Festival in Bologna, which organizes almost two hundred concerts every year (, and Kaleidoscope MusArt in Miami.

Jury member in several piano competitions, Mr. Cubisino has held master classes for Grumo Festival in Tesero (Italy) and for the Miami Conservatory of Music in Miami. Luca Cubisino is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance at the Frost School of Music, where he has studied with Professors Tian Ying and Kevin Kenner and served as a Teaching Assistant.

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Dario Russo biography, bass

The major Italian newspaper La Repubblica has defined him as a “sumptuous” bass with a “noble tone” and a “homogeneous singing line.” Italian bass Dario Russo is specialized in Italian Belcanto repertoire; during his carrier, he has performed in majors opera houses in Italy and in Europe, in works such as Nabucco (Zaccaria), Attila in the title role, Luisa Miller (Conte
di Walter), La forza del destino (Padre guardiano), La Boheme (Colline), Turandot (Timur), Macbeth (Banco), Aida (Ramfis), Anna Bolena (Henry VIII), Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo), I Puritani (Sir Giorgio), La Sonnambula (Conte Rodolfo), Norma (Oroveso), Demetrio e Polibio (Polibio).

Holding a degree in Russian and German Languages and Literature, Dario Russo masters a repertoire in foreign languages, among which he has excelled in both French and German repertoires.

Dario Russo has sung under the guidance of renowned conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Donato Renzetti, Nello Santi, Sebastian Weigle, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Charles Dutoit, and Daniele Callegari. Additionally, he has worked with stage-directors like Laurent Pelly, Robert Carsen, Klaus Guth, Pierluigi Pizzi, and Emilio Sagi. Among the theaters and the concert halls where he has performed there are Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Gran Teatru al Liceu (Barcelona), Israeli Ópera (TelAviv), Teatro dell’Opera (Roma), Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), ROH (Muscat), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and Bela Bartok National Concert Hall (Budapest).

Besides the operatic activity, Dario Russo leads a prolific concert career, performing works like Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Messe solennelle and Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Winterreise and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125.

Forthcoming engagements:
Rossini’s Stabat Mater – Teatro Carlo Felice – Genova
Rossini’s Stabat Mater – Teatro Politeama Greco – Lecce
Mozart’s Requiem – Teatro Politeama Greco- Lecce
Bohème – Teatro Politeama Greco – Lecce
Bohème – SSO – Esplanade Concert Hall – Singapore
Rigoletto – Opéra de Toulon

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