Rosa Incaica Trio, an outgrowth of the work of the Inca Rose Duo, is committed to the interpretation of popular and folk music repertoire from Argentina and Latin America, in addition to writing and performing their own original songs. The aesthetic vision of the trio, comprised of Annelise Skovmand (voice/percussion), Pablo González Jazey (guitar/arranger/music director) and Pablo Manuel Arroyo (piano/percussion/vocals), merges a chamber music approach with traditional and contemporary folk repertoire in their delicate, emotional arrangements and interpretations.
Founded in 2008, Rosa Incaica Trio has performed in Argentina and toured Florida this past season. The current program offering celebrates music from around Argentina, including songs by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Fito Páez, Cuchi Leguizamón, and Eduardo Falú, as well as songs made famous by the voice of Latin America, Mercedes Sosa: Ariel Ramírez (Alfonsina y el mar), Victoria Parra (Gracias a la vida), Maria Elena Walsh (Como la cigarra) and Atahualpa Yupanqui (Milonga de los hermanos & Guitarra dimelo tú). Their first CD together, Cielo y Tierra, released in 2010 features songs written by González Jazey and Arroyo in traditional Argentine folk forms: zamba, bailecito, chacarera, gato and chaya.
Annelise Skovmand has been acclaimed for her capacity to integrate the text with the music and, through her sweet voice, songs come to life with her dramatic and intense interpretations. With the Inca Rose Duo, she transcends her classical voice training and achieves a unique sound with a popular quality. Her broad range of repertoire extends from chamber music to opera with performances in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Mexico and the United States, including the following operatic roles: Micaëla (Carmen-Bizet), The Mother (Amahl & the Night Visitors-Menotti), First Lady (The Magic Flute-Mozart), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi-Puccini), Gasparina (La Canterina-Haydn) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica-Puccini) and soprano soloist in the following major works: Handel's Messiah, Ein deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Mozart's Requiem, Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Mendelssohn's Elijah, La Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez, and Rossini's and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, among numerous others.
Annelise Skovmand earned the degree Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with an Emphasis in Opera from The Boston Conservatory, under scholarship from the Leopold Schepp Foundation. Her major teachers have included Iride Pilla, Jeannette LoVetri, Penelope Bitzas and Mary Saunders and she has participated in Master classes with Elly Ameling, Paul Sperry, Daniel Helfgot and Sarah Caldwell. She served as Head of the Voice Department at the Conservatorio Provinical de Música de San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina and on the jury of Festivales Musicales IX and X Bienal Juvenil (voice, piano and chamber music competition). She currently maintains an active private voice studio.
**Reviews about Annelise**
“Annelise Skovmand…not only has a very pleasing and enveloping voice with precise musical phrasing, but also an irreproachable pronunciation of Argentinean Spanish. Her singing is finely tuned and free of excessive vibratos.”
---Pablo Kohan, La Nación, Buenos Aires
“This is a beautiful sampler of Argentina art song and, in spite of her nationality, they are sung by Skovmand as to the manner born, with a lovely, clear voice unoperatically produced. Her delivery is simple, sensitive, utterly exquisite and her diction is perfect and clear.”
---Alfredo Cernadas, Buenos Aires Herald
“Like a whisper that slips surreptitiously through the dense vegetation of the Argentinean terrain, the voice on these songs, in tune and refined, glides between flowers and evocations of popular culture.”
---Eduardo Giorello, El Día, La Plata
“…subtle, expressive, refined…achieving moments
of such poetry.”
---La Gaceta, Tucumán, Argentina
**Pablo González Jazey**
Concert guitarist, soloist and arranger Pablo González Jazey has been heard in concert halls in Argentina, France, Italy, Brazil and the United States. This versatile performer has been featured as soloist in the major guitar repertoire, including Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasía de un Gentilhombre, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Concerto in D major, Op. 99, Vivaldi's Concerto in Re, Astor Piazzolla's Concierto para bandoneon, guitarra y orquesta, and Antonio Lauro's Concierto para guitarra y orquesta with prominent musical organizations in the U.S. and Argentina. Comfortable in both classical and popular music, he champions traditional and contemporary folk and tango repertoire. In addition to his role as arranger for the Inca Rose Duo, he has also worked as music director and arranger for various chamber ensembles and theater companies. His works for solo guitar have been published and recorded internationally.
The artistry of this fine player has been recognized by national and international organizations with scholarships for participation in music festivals abroad and in his native Argentina. He was awarded the Fulbright / Fondo Nacional de las Artes scholarship for post-graduate studies in the U.S., with which he earned the Master of Music in Guitar Performance degree from The Boston Conservatory, having previously studied at the School for Musical Arts of the National University of Tucumán, Argentina. He has studied with guitar masters including Dolores Costoyas, Irma Costanzo, Victor Villadangos and participated in master classes with Sharon Isbin, Pepe Romero, Eduardo Isaac and Hopkinson Smith. Currently, he teaches at the “Manuel de Falla” Conservatory in Buenos Aires and divides his time between the U.S. and Argentina.
**Reviews about Pablo**
“…his flawless performance showed skillful technique with a refined, crystal clear sound and a touch of sensuality.”
---El Tribuno, Salta, Argentina
“…a performer of artistry and elegance …”
---Melrose Free Press, Massachusetts
“…a flawless and subtle performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez …brilliant interpretation from González, who proved his maturity and technical excellence…a pleasure difficult to express in words…”
---El Siglo XXI, Tucumán, Argentina
**Pablo Manuel Arroyo**
Originally from San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, Pablo Manuel Arroyo studied classical piano at the Superior Institute for Music at the National University of Tucumán with Professor Telma Díaz Mozna. His musical education is complemented by classes of harmony with Dr. Jorge Farall, composer graduated from Berklee College of Music. Upon moving to Buenos Aires in 2005, he furthered his training in popular music at the Tango and Folk Music Department of the Manuel de Falla National Conservatory.
He has performed extensively in Argentina, including the Latin American premiere of “La Papisa” (The Pope-ess) a musical comedy by Italian composer Cinzia Gangarello and the United States. Comfortable with both classical and popular repertoire, he has been part of many different groups and bands.
He was founder and member of the troubador group Sumampa, who, in 2001, won the Second National Young Musicians Contest sponsored by Radio Nacional, resulting in the national distribution of a CD with their performance. With the group Sumampa, Manuel has been heard in different spheres, including important pubs in the trova circuit of Tucumán, the Virla Cultural Center of the National University of Tucumán and the Casona del Sur Cultural Center in the city of Salta, among others. He was invited to participate in music festivals, including the Festival Trova Tucubana, el VIII Julio Cultural Universitario de Tucumán and the Fiesta de la Pachamama in Amaicha del Valle and was a finalist in the Third Bares Notables Competition in 2007 in Buenos Aires. He participated with Sumampa in the Encuentro de Trovadores in the Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, sponsored by the University and the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Province of Tucumán and also completed a concert tour of cities in the interior of the Province.
Since 2008, he has been working with Rosa Incaica in several different capacities, as pianist, vocalist, percussionist, and in partnership with Pablo González Jazey as arranger, composer and lyricist.
**Reviews about Manu**
“…the audience applauded the artists profusely…delighted the audience with songs by the Cuban Silvio Rodriguez.”
---La Gaceta, Tucumán