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Satomi Morimoto

Satomi graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts and Music and went on to earn a master’s degree in Early Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She also earned a post-diploma in vocal training from the same school.

Satomi has performed as a soloist with the Zurich Orchestra and in a soprano duo in Tokyo. She has also given recitals in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, the Shinagawa Curian Hall, Yokohama museum, Yokohama English Hall, Tokyo Art Theatre, Gotanda Planetarium, and Shinagawa Guild Hall in Tokyo, the auditorium of Lerida in Spain, the auditorium of Tenerife “Adan Martin”, and the auditorium Alfredo Kraus in Las Palma de Gran Canaria.

In her modern musical work, she has performed in a variety of festivals, theatres and clubs such as the Festival de jazz de Canarias Heineken, Transitos, Costa de musicas (Lanzarote), Atlantico sonoro (La Gomera), Keroxen (Tenerife),Vic (Barcelona), Auditorio de Tenerife, Auditorio de Mutxamel, Tom Jazz (Sao Paulo), Sesc (Bauru, SP), Sesc (Riberau preto, SP), Tessera Hall (Tokyo), B Flat (Tokyo), Espacio Canarias (Madrid), Gira con el Ministerio de cultura (GPS) por Valencia, Santiago, Valladolid y Gijon, Teatro Leal (La Laguna, Tenerife), Patio de los Cipreses del Cabrera Pinto (La Laguna, Tenerife), ex Convento de Santo Domingo (La Laguna, Tenerife).

Satomi has sung as a soloist on many occasions with the Chamber Music Orchestra of Tenerife, performing programmes of Baroque music. Her breadth of music experience has led her to become the organist of St. Luke’s Church in London for two years, and répétitrice for the Festival de Ópera de Tenerife from 2004-2009 and in 2012. She has been a member of the vocal group Chelsea Consort from London, specialising in 20th Century English music. Satomi was a vocal and piano teacher in Tokyo from 1994 until 2001 and has performed with the Tokyo Opera Singers under the direction of Seigi Ozawa.

Currently, Satomi is performing regularly with Polo Orti, Morimoto Sisters and ST Fusion.

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Tomas L-P Cruz

TLPC from Canary Islands, graduated from the Liceu de Barcelona in 1999 after two years of study in the city. He subsequently transferred to Madrid to continue his studies, where he began to take classes with Tony García Araque.

In 2001, Tomás received a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in Orchestral Training under Thomas Martin in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Upon finishing his master’s degree he moved to Tokyo, where he spent a year studying traditional Japanese music and learning the Shiamisen and Koto.

Tomás has performed in a myriad of symphony orchestras, chamber music orchestras, renaissance and baroque music groups, chamber music ensembles, Jazz, Brazilian and World Music groups, and so on. His musical career has spanned continents, and he has worked in Spain, England, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, United States, Germany and Japan.

As a producer, he has produced 15 albums and performed in over 30 projects. He has taught as a professor in the Conservatorio Superior de Canarias, and has recorded with musicians of the stature of Milton Nascimento, Joyce, Danilo Caymmi and Roberto Menescal. Some of these productions have been awarded national prizes and international nominations, such as was the case with ST Fusion’s album «3», or Projecto Brasileiro. As an organiser, coordinator or producer he has been responsible for more than 1,000 events and has worked as director of festivals, record labels and programmer and manager of the Teatro Leal de La Laguna.

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Miguel Manescau

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Miguel Manescau combines his two main professional facets, the musical pedagogy and the musical production and session musician.

Regarding the didactic work we must highlight his more than 20 years as a teacher where more than 3000 students have passed and the work of creative direction within the sociocultural association Mousikê with which different Master Class cycles have been carried out. seminars, workshops, etc., featuring artists from more than 15 different nationalities, such as Alain Pérez, Jonathan Kreisberg, Chico Pinheiro, Torsten de Winkel, Raimundo Amador and many others, becoming one of the most important didactic proposals of the national territory: (www.mousikelalaguna.com).

As for his facet of professional musician, he has more than 30 recorded albums, carrying out musical production in more than half of them. He has performed in various festivals and theaters throughout much of the national territory France, Portugal, England, Germany, Holland, Japan, Brazil, Cuba, etc. sharing poster with artists like Victor Wooten, Bill Frisell, James Taylor, Robben Ford, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Vicente Amigo, Rosenberg trio, Sylvain Luc, Jerry Gonzalez, Chico Pinherio, Marina Machado, Deborah Carter, Marcos Assunçao, etc.

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Akior García

He was born in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), and he started playing drums at the age of 13, receiving classes from masters such as Jose Isidro “Pepucho” and José Miguel Méndez “Churchi” at Escuela Mancomunada de los Realejos. He also studied three years of modern harmony with Sergio García.

In 2007, he started to work as a session musician performing with several artists in Spain and as a drum teacher in various schools of the island. He has recorded and played with important artists such as Andi Deris (Helloween), Chico Pinheiro, Diego Barber, Deborah Carter, Linda Oh, Torsten de Winkel, Fabian Almazan, Nantha Kumar, Pepe Bao, among others. He has also played together with great musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Antonio Sánchez, Paul Jackson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, John Maclaughin, Chucho Valdés, Gary Willis, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove and Joe Lovano. Nowdays, he endorses Bosphorus Cymbals, Sonor drums, and Wincet drumsticks.
He is also a teacher at Adeje Municipal School of Music.