Latin American Music Celebration: Meet the Artists


Fabio Mazzitelli • Omar Cyrulnik • Pablo Pollitzer • Bea Odoriz


Fabio Mazzitelli
FABIO MAZZITELLI, born in Argentina, has been flute soloist of the Orchestra Estable of the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires since 1987. He is professor of flute at the Conservatory of Music of Buenos Aires and adjunct professor at the National University for the Arts. Previously, he has served as flute soloist of the Youth Orchestra of LRA National Radio, the National Orchestra of Argentina, and the Philarmonic Orchestra of the Colón Theater. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music "Carlos López Buchardo” and with Jean Claude Gerard at the School of Music of Hannover, Germany. He completed a research licentiate in Musical Arts at the National University for the Arts in Buenos Aires.

Mazzitelli is dedicated to the dissemination of Argentine music in his own country and abroad. He is a member of the new music ensemble Grupo Encuentros de Música Contemporánea which has performed in Argentina, Chile, España, Francia, Italia, Alemania, Austria, Suiza, Holanda, Polonia, Armenia and Estonia. As a member of the ensemble, he was named Peace Ambassador by the Mil Milenios de Paz Foundation in 2014.

Mazzitelli is regularly invited to participate in festivals and serve as adjudicator at international flute competitions. In 2015, he was an adjudicator at the XVII l Concurso Nacional “Enrico Zangarelli” in Citta di Castello, Italy, and taught master classes at the DIMA Doremi International Music Academy in Arezzo, Italy. In 2016, he performed at the Festival “Siete noches” organized by the conservatory Bruno Maderna (Cesena, Italy), and his performance in Laureana de Borrello was televised for the entire region of Calabria. He participates regularly in the Spring Music Festival organized by the Conservatory of Cesena, Italy. In 2016, he was awarded honorific membership into the Associazione Culturale Musicale Intercomunale Mtro. Paolo Ragone.

Omar Cyrulnik
is chair and professor of guitar and chamber music at the Department of Music, National University of the Arts and at the Conservatory Manuel de Falla of Buenos Aires where is also teaches contemporary music. He is the director of the Summer School of Music, Sierra de la Ventana/Argentina, and the DIMA Academy of Music in Arezzo, Italy. Previously he was the director of CETC, Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires; artistic director of 7 Noches Festival (Cesena, Italy) and the Rosetto della Musica San Pancrazio (Tuscany, Italy).

Cyrulnik has toured major cities in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Finland, Poland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and Egypt.

He has taught workshops and seminars at the Innsbruck Mozarteum; Monteverdi Conservatory of Bolzano; Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem; Victoria and New South Wales Universities; Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney Universities; Perth and Adelaide Conservatories; Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Wellington; The Cairo Conservatory, National Arts Academy of Malaysia; Jakarta Kensenian Institute; Association of Art Portugal; Dynamo Arts Center of Zurich; and Warsov Conservatory. He has served as juror in The International Competition Michele Pittaluga Alessandria, Italy, Luis Sigall International Competition (Vina del Mar, Chile), International Competition Arianne Urshalmi (Jerusalem, Israel), International Competition (Krzyzowa, Poland) and Grosetto International Guitar Competition (Italy).
"Omar Cyrulnik is a musician with a formidable technique and a profound romantic sensibility."
The Sydney Morning Herald
"Some great teacher once said that music is all that happens between note and note. Omar Cyrulnik, guitarist, seems to bring that vision to its ultimate consequences."
Clarin. Buenos Aires
"Omar Cyrulnik played with energy and dynamism when necessary and may also appeal to the technical sensitivity if required. His versions of works by Argentine and Brouwer are simply excellent. Delicious from start to finish."  
London Classical Guitar Magazine

Pablo Pollitzer
PABLO POLLITZER, singer and conductor, is a voice teacher at the National University of Arts and at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory in Buenos Aires. He graduated from the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and in the Instituto Superior de Arte  from the Teatro Colón. He is the musical director of the Compañía Enhorabuena. He extensively studied the baroque and classical repertoire in Argentina, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Pollitzer sings opera, oratories and chamber music.

At the Colón theater Pollitzer sang Alban Berg's Wozzeck, E. Mastronardi's La venganza de Don Mendo, G. Gandini's La ciudad ausente, C. Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, A. Vives' Doña Francisquita, G. Puccini's Il Tabarro, Giordano's Fedora, Monteverdi's L’Orfeo and Rameau's Les indies galantes. He played the leading roles of Renaud from Gluck's Armida and Luzio from Wagner's Das liebesverbot, among others.

Pollitzer has sung in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Estonia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. He sang also with the Chamber Opera of the Teatro Colón, K. Weil's Mahagonny songspiel and Leos Janacek's The diary of one who disappeared in Buenos Aires, Chile and Mexico. Additionally, he sang a principal role in Britten's The mad women with the company Lirica Lado B. and in the show Non ti scordar di me with the Compañía Enhorabuena.

He directed Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the San Benito Church; in 2016 he directed Pasquini's La sete di Cristo in the Sacra Music series in San Isidro and in the CCK's Argentina Hall. In 2017 he sang in Carissimi's oratorios Jonas and Jephte in the production “Carissimi, territory of sacrifice” for the same cycles.

Bea Odoriz
BEA ODORIZ is a professor of acting and scenic director of Concerts and Audiovisual Language at the National University of the Arts in Argentina. She directs the opera company at the same university. A graduate of the Institute of the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires (Régie Program), Odoriz has trained as an actress and playwright in Argentina and Spain. She has directed the staging of Pergolesi's Il Maestro di Musica, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Gluck's Ifigenie en Tauride, Rameau's Castor et Pollux, Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Monteverdi's Il Vespro, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Marta Lambertini's Cenicientaa!, Rossini's La scala di seta, and she has directed the staging of the premieres in Argentina of Charpentier's David et Jonathas and Pergolesi's La serva padrona.

Odoriz has staged non-operatic musical works such as Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Virgine at the Teatro Colón; Schubert's song cycle Die schöne müllerin; Schumann's Dichterliebe and his Opus 24 cycles Frauenlieben und leben. Additionally, Los amores en tiempos de Monteverdi based on madrigals; Moliere's Le malade imaginaire, Girondo and Gerszenzon's De tropos, noes y perros, Pasquini's oratorio La sete di Cristo; and “Carissimi, territory of sacrifice” based on Carissimi's oratorios Jephte and Jonas. She has also contributed to the staging of Cavalli's opera La Virtu degli strali d’amore.

Odoriz’s theatre works set to music by contemporary musicians and from the musical canon have been performed across Argentina as well as in Madrid, Paris, Washington (DC) and New York. Her list of works includes Arena, entre la carne y el hueso (play and opera versions), Odio a mi familia, La Parte Pendiente, Ten Piedad de Mí, El ir al encuentro, Mariela, Desierto Aire (with Jorge Sanchez), Afuera llueve, Trois pas d’ici and Caída Crónica for which she received a Germán Rozenmacher award.

Latin American Music Celebration
Guest artist/presenters appear as part of the Latin American Music Celebration at The Ohio State University, Sept. 23–Oct. 8, 2019.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15), the Ohio State School of Music and the Organization of Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff proudly present a series of concerts and musical experiences that highlight the culture of Latin America.

These events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Thank you to our sponsors
Center for Latin American Studies • Department of Spanish and Portuguese • Office of Outreach and Engagement • The Ohio Arts Council • The Ohio State University, Newark campus