Amaya Arberas (soprano) was born in San Sebastián, Spain, where she pursued studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música and took voice classes with José Ramón Arteta. In New York, she studied voice with, Diana Soviero and Beth Roberts and repertoire with Joan Dornemann. Her repertoire includes opera, zarzuela, oratorio, and concert arias. She sang Handel’s Messiah , Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi`s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Petitte Messe Solennelle, Haydn’s Die Schopfung at various venues in Spain, and interpreted the roles of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Adina in L’Elisir d’amore (Donizetti) and Norina in Don Pasquale (Donizetti). She has performed at the Conde Duque Auditorium in Madrid, and with the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico. She sang the role of Ana Mari in the zarzuela El Caserío by Guridi. In 2010, she gave recitals in Spain, France, and the United States, including a debut at Carnegie Hall and at the Ellis Island Museum in New York. She sang Marquesa in the Zarzuela El Barberillo de Lavapiés (Barbieri) in la Rioja. She sang the cicle ” Neun Deustche Arien”by Handel in various Barroque Festivals in Spain. In 2011, she debuted with the role of Donna Anna in the opera Don Giovanni (Mozart) at The Symphony Space in New York , she offered a recital of zarzuelas, sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center, at Lincoln Center in New York.conducted by Pablo Zinger.
Ms. Arberas performed with Suite Hispania at the Repertorio Español in New York in 2010 and 2011. Amaya is one of the finalists of the “Nico Castel International Singing Competition 2012”. Also she has been nominated for the 2012 ACE Awards in the category of best Actress- Singer for her performance in “ Amores Quebrados” with the ensemble Suite Hispania in New York. In May 2012 she offered a recital at the Instituto Cervantes of New York.
David Galvez (classical guitarist) is a native of Lima, Peru, David Galvez has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, and South America, including Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, and his native Peru. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York and as a guest soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra and the Trujillo Orchestra of Peru. Mr. Galvez was the first classical guitarist to win the prestigious Edwin & Leigh Concerto Competition in New York City. He has also received top winner prizes in the Schadt International String Competition in Pennsylvania in two consecutive times and also won the National Guitar Competition “Jeunesses Musicales”. He has performed and recorded duets with the renowned tenor Juan Diego Florez and with the Fortworth Symphony Orchestra for the Decca London Music Label. He is also an accomplished music arranger and some of his works have been published by Lathkill Publication from the United Kingdom. Gálvez studied at the National Conservatory of Lima and went on to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music at the Manhattan School of Music. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication science from the Peru’s Lima University. David is currently a guitar professor at the Long Island Conservatory in Long Island New York.
David Shenton (pianist) has established an enviable reputation as a pianist, violinist, composer and arranger. He is recognised internationally as an expert musical director and accompanist. As a pianist David works regularly with noted singers, in particular those appearing in current Broadway shows. David has recently performed at leading New York venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Feinstein's, Birdland, Joe's Pub and The Cutting Room. At the 2800 seat St. George Theater, David was thrilled to have been asked to be the opening act for the legendary Tony Bennett.
As a violinist, David has performed frequently as a soloist with leading orchestras including The English Camerata, London Virtuosi, The East of England Orchestra and the New London Soloists Orchestra. David is currently in the process of performing several recitals of Classical and Romantic violin sonatas in the Tri-State area.
David is the composer of five musicals, all of which have premiered in New York. As a composer for film, David wrote his first film score for Franc Reyes' drama, Beauty, which was screened at the Miami Short Film Festival (Florida), NALIP Festival (New York) and the Westwood International Film Festival (Los Angeles).to great critical acclaim.
A prolific arranger, David has worked for Abbey Road & CTS Studios (London), on Hollywood movies, West End & Broadway shows and for Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. He orchestrated the music for The Snowman by Howard Blake, which has run in the West End of London since 1998. In 2008, David began a close working relationship with composer Alexander Bermange and world-renowned lyricist Wolfgang Adenberg. David orchestrated the music for the hit German show, Konig Drosselbart, and has been asked to go to Germany this spring to orchestrate and arrange the music for their new show, Sleeping Beauty. David has recorded for the Velvetone, Vocalion, LongTones, LoFish and Jazz Gold record labels. His CDs are widely available and his solo piano CD, Sunnyside Blues, has won high acclaim as well as several awards. David's recent awards include the prestigious Back Stage Bistro Award for 'Best Pian6 Player/Entertainer in New York' and runner-up in the Billboard Magazine/Disc Makers Independent Music World Series competition. David teaches extensively and, as a coaqh and accompanist, has recently been added to the faculties of New York University, The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and Andy Anselmo's Singer's Forum. Born in Rotherham (South Yorkshire), England in 1975, David studied violin and piano at The Royal College of Music, London from where he graduated with the highest honours. He is dually represented in the USA by Whitehurst Media, Inc., and Daniel Wallace Entertainment, Ltd, and in Germany by Whale Songs, Inc.