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The Nautilus Trio: (l-r) Magali Pelletey (age 17), violin, Estella Zhou, piano (age 16), Raquel Matthews, cello (age 16)


The Nautilus Trio was formed as part of Crowden's community Youth Chamber Music program . Magali and Raquel are also alumnae of The Crowden School (Classes of 2017 and 2018 respectively)

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Dustin Breshears, violin,  Crowden School eighth grader, has had quite a year. He will be performing  with one of Crowden's  ensembles at the event, but he also performs with his younger brother and sisters (also all Crowden students) in an all-siblings string quartet, The Stars Aligned Siblings. They are featured on NPR's From the Top this month, In April, the quartet also won a gold medal and the Haydn and BICOP prizes at the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition.

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Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Marcos Silva performs worldwide. Nominated for a Grammy, he has toured with many world-renowned artists, including Paquito D’Rivera, Bud Shank, Dori Caymmi, and many others. He was musical director for Flora Purim and Airto Moreira for 23 years. Marcos has written arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie’s band and replaced Gil Evans as arranger-composer of Airto’s Spiritual Mass in Germany. He is sought after as a producer of CDs, including two of his own. Marcos heads the Brazilian Music Department at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. 

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