Frost student Priscila Navarro performs alongside Frost Professor Jodi Levitz

In a twist of teacher-student collaborations, our very own Frost student Priscila Navarro and Jodi Levitz, Professor of Viola and Artistic Coordinator of the Stamps Ensembles recently returned from Priscila’s home country Peru, where they performed recitals in Lima and Arequipa during the period of October 22-26.
Frost student Priscila Navarro performs alongside Frost Professor Jodi Levitz
Priscila Navarro (M.M. ’17, D.M.A. ’21) was instrumental in organizing the tour which included the duo performing full recitals for viola and piano in the 19th edition of the Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara (FIMC) in Lima and the Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa, organized by the Asociación Parnassus de la Música.  In the Arequipa recital, Priscila performed on a historically important Pleyel piano and the concert was recorded and will be aired in repeat performances on UNSA TV. Priscila also performed Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto with the Arequipa Symphony.
 
"As a Peruvian pianist, it is very important to me to share the best of my art with Peruvian audiences and to contribute to the development of the classical music scene in my home country," states Priscila. "I was very privileged to perform with Professor Jodi Levitz, who represents to me the best qualities of Frost School."
 
As part of the tour, Professor Levitz conducted masterclasses at the Universidad Nacional de Música (UNM) and at the School of the Arts of the San Agustin National University.  
 
"This concert tour was so rewarding for many reasons. I am so proud of our extraordinarily talented and entrepreneurial student Priscila Navarro who brought this tour together. It was an extraordinary musical collaboration, and the success of this tour is something to be very proud of. It reinforced a warm hemispheric connection between the Frost School and Peruvian Music Universities, and showed what the Frost School is all about to Peru's enthusiastic classical music fans" stated Jodi Levitz.
 
"The students in Peru were extremely excited and it was a thrill to see the impact Professor Levitz had on them. I hope this collaboration can continue," commented Priscila.
 
And it will!  As of this writing, they have been invited back to perform in Lima, Arequipa, and Cusco.