PAULINA DERBEZ AND LUCY RUPERT PRESENT: “MIRRORS”

As part of the Windermere United Church Fall Concert Series “MIRRORS”, performed by Paulina Derbez, Lucy Rupert and Nancy Sicsic, will take the audience to an unique experience where classical music and dance will interact through the great works of Corelli, Bach, Marcello, Derbez, Part among others.

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LAUNCH OF THE NEW CULTURAL PLATFORM “CONTEMPORARY MEXICO”

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The Mexican Global Network, chapter Toronto, Lariza Mendoza and Paulina derbez will launch the new mexican cultural platform “Contemporary Mexico” with the concert “Mexico: from the baroque to the contemporary” as part of the Windermere United Church Fall Concert Series on the 17th of October at 7:30 Pm at Windermere United Church. Doors will open at 6:30 and there will be a reception after the event.

The Monarca Ensemble, Paulina Derbez, María Rosales and Naomi Barron,  will be featuring works from “época del virreinato” ,  Manuel M. Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas among others. Along the music there will be mexican poetry recited in both english and spanish.

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PAULINA DERBEZ TRIUMPHS IN ITALY WITH ALTRI SUONI AND LUJAN

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PAULINA DERBEZ, BARBARA CROALL AND JAIME LUJAN TRIUMPH IN ITALY

Paulina Derbez presented Altri Suoni: where classical meets avant garde at the Mexican Embassy in Rome, Italy, a concert with Barbara Croall, piano and composer, and with visual artist Jaime Luján.

Derbez also presented her book The Conscious Musician at the University of Florence with great success.

Reviews about the tour:

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“P. Derbez, J. Luján, B. Croall succeed! Great concert at EMBAMEX with classical and contemporary pieces”

Miguel Ruiz Cabañas, Mexico Ambassador in Italy

“Derbez, Croall and Luján captiveted the audience at the Mexican Embassy in Rome!”

Christa Blenk, journalist

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“The performance at the Mexican embassy in Rome a week ago was a new experience for me. At the same time it was unique in that we not only were experiencing the performance of two well established musicians, Paulina (violinist) and Barbara (pianist), but we had the pleasure of experiencing simultaneously during the musical performance the creation of visual art that was projected on the wall behind Barbara and Paulina. Jaime, the visual artist, executed his art, using an iPad, based on the music that was performed. At the same time he was using all his creative faculties, all his creative energy, complete focus to execute the visuals, which were growing in front of us LISTENERS and at the same time VIEWERS. It was quite a spectacle and experience. As viewers/listeners we had to be fully immersed, in order to enjoy fully the performance. I must also ad, that Paulina’s performance was full of energy. I had the impression, that Paulina was so deeply immersed in her performance, that she seemed to be in a trance. Not only was Paulina performing using her violin. Her total being was performing. Not only was she an excellent violinist, but she showed her high acting capabilities. Paulina also has a beautiful and strong voice. Together with Barbara they gave an excellent performance. I’m a visual artist who likes music (vocal and instrumental) very much. Who at a very young age sang, first in boys and later, as an adult, in mixed choirs. I do strongly believe that music and visual art go hand in hand. To me they are inseparable!!! And I believe, it’s not just my view. We know for a fact that a lot of music was created inspired by visual art, nature… When I listen to music, especially at a life performance, I close my eyes and “visualize” what I’m hearing. Not only do I imagine/create visuals, but I also hear the music much better. As a visual artist, from time to time, during the performance of Paulina, Barbara and Jaime I did close my eyes and worked on my own “creations”. In other words, this concert was very inspirational!!!”

Roman Radilicki, artista visual

 

“Paulina é… grande!”

 

Martha Canfield, presidenta del Centro Eielson

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PAULINA DERBEZ, SOUNDS BOURN OUT OF THE SILENCE

 

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Al momento news talks about Paulina Derbez’s career. To know more about this article please click here

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PAULINA DERBEZ AT THE 40 STRONG WOMEN PHOTO EXHIBITION

Paulina Derbez  was selected as part of the “40 Strong Women”, among 500 candidates, by the multinational company Clorox. As part of this award it will take place a photo exhibition of the winners at the cultural path Alvaro Obregon in Mexico city from the 14 of December until the 15 of January follow by others exhibitions in different parts of Mexico. To read more about this award please click here

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LAUNCH OF THE BOOK “THE CONSCIOUS MUSICIAN” BY PAULINA DERBEZ

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On Saturday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m., violinist and author Paulina Derbez will present The Conscious Musician, the English version of her book El Músico Consciente, as part of the Griots & Scribes Festival of the Arts organized by Accents Bookstore at Artscape Wychwood Barns on the festival’s main stage. The book has been published by Editorial Ink and features a prologue by renowned Mexican author Jorge Volpi.

The Conscious Musician is a book that offers tools for musicians to use the mind, emotions and body in their daily practice, transforming that practice into a work of art in itself. It also offers a new vision of music and points to the need to completely renew the way music is taught today. The book is aimed at both students and professionals in the field.

Paulina Derbez has presented the Spanish version of her book at the 2013 International Book Fair in Guadalajara, the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Accents Bookstore in Toronto, the 2014 Guanajuato Book Fair, and the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), among others.

In view of her career and her contribution to music education, Derbez was recognized as one of the “50 personalities transforming Mexico” by the magazine Quién in 2013, and as one of the “top ten most successful Mexicans in Canada by Latinos magazine (Globe and Mail supplement, March 2014).

Derbez has also appeared on TV networks such as TV Azteca de México to discuss her book. In December an article on The Conscious Musician will appear in the German magazine Experimenta.

From more information, visit the Accents Bookstore website and Latinos Magazine

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THE MEXICAN TALENT NETWORK TORONTO CHAPTER INTERVIEW OF PAULINA DERBEZ

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The Mexican Talent Network Toronto Chapter did an interview with Paulina Derbez about her career and future projects. For more information please click here

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LATINOS MAGAZINE: PAULINA DERBEZ AT THE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CERVANTINO

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Paulina Derbez will be performing at the Festival Internacional Cervantino the 18th and 19th of October. Derbez will be performing “The Sound of Poetry” with a classical program and also she will present her CD “Altri Suoni”. At the end of this event there will be a conversation between the artist and the composer Javier Torres Maldonado. For more information visit Latinos Magazine

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SAMPLE OF THE BOOK THE CONSCIOUS MUSICIAN AVAILABLE AT BARNES AND NOBLE

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The Conscious Musician is a innovative book that gives powerful tools to the reader for his daily musical practice and offers at the same time a new musical vision. To read more about this book please click here

 

The Conscious Musician is an illuminating book for performers and teachers of a musical instrument. It is an important book in which the relationships between mind, body and spirit are analyzed in relation to the musical act. It provides practical tools to achieve a balance that will allow musicians to reach a higher level of performance and to improve their musical discourse and their enjoyment of performance itself. Highly recommended!”

Arón Bitrán, Cuarteto Latinoamericano

The Conscious Musician offers a very revealing vision of an educational tradition that in many schools and conservatories has not changed in centuries; the tradition of teaching violin through a mechanical vision. In this brilliant book, Derbez goes beyond this limited approach and offers a synthetic and practical analysis of the elements on which musical performance rely: body and mind. But the most valuable contribution offered by this book is that it is sustained by the genuine experience of its author, with all of the empirical support of 15 years’ work as a teacher.”

Gabriel Pliego, President, Mexican Suzuki Association

“Stage fright, anxiety and mental blocks are some of the feelings that performers experience in different moments of their careers. The exercises proposed in this book help the performer to find a balance  between mind and body so as to express music in its true dimension. As a conductor and violinist, I enjoyed every chapter of this book. I recommend this admirable work to students, professionals and the general public.”

Marco Parisotto, Conductor, Ontario Philharmonic

“Through each page of this work, I identified with the experiences described by the author, who shows us the path towards a better understanding of the elements that make up music, such as sound, rhythm and breathing. It also guides us to find the way of focusing our energy in order to fully feel and enjoy the music. A work that will undoubtedly be a fundamental tool in the world of music.”

Mónica Anguiano, Manager, Ontario Philharmonic

The Conscious Musician provides musicians and artists with an incomparable instrument for technique and daily practice. To follow Paulina Derbez’s advice requires some profound work, which is worth the effort. The author has made hitherto inaccessible theories understandable. A universal book, a true revolution!

Fabienne Tamó, visual artist

 

 

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SHIKA:OUT OF THE SILENCE THE SOUND IS BORN

We are very happy to share the trailer of Shika:out of the silence the sound is born a multidisciplinary concert for violin, voice, projections, light design and choreography. This video was taken from the concert at the George Ignatieff Theatre on the 30th of May in Toronto.

“Paulina Derbez takes us on a journey through nature’s mysterious power through her intensely focussed performance in Shika: out of the silence the sound is born. She uses her magnificent voice, her grounded body, her accomplishment as a violinist, and her formidable imagination. The transitions are seamless as she interacts with audio tape, video projections and lights. Spellbinding!!!

Fides Krucker

 

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