The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet of 2015-2017 is comprised of musicians from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and China. All five members share a passion for chamber music and strive to cultivate their own unique chamber sound. Along with competing in national chamber group competitions, the group engages in community outreach throughout Arizona. In their spare time, the group enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Sonoran Desert that surrounds the University of Arizona. Their close friendships mirror their collaboration as musicians. You can follow the group as they progress through their two year Masters program on Facebook and Instagram.
Ivo has performed in the Orfeo concert series at UFRN and was invited to play with and mentor flutists in the university's orchestra since he finished his studies. In addition to his performing schedule, Ivo also teaches numerous students. After finishing his undergraduate studies, Ivo was a substitute flute teacher at the UFRN and taught for the government project, PRONATEC.
She began her musical studies at 14 in Zacatecas, and later joined the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City where she studied with Roberto Kolb. In 2009, she joined the Youth Orchestra Carlos Chavez performing under the batons of renowned conductors from the United States and Latin America. In 2013, she was selected for the National University's exchange program with the Landen Konservatorium and traveled to Klagenfurt, Austria to finish her music studies.
She performed in master classes given by oboists Hansjörg Schelenberger, Thomas Indermülle, and Michael Turnovsky. As a chamber musician, she has performed in a variety of ensembles for concerts in Michoacán, Guanajuato, and Mexico City with fellow musicians from both the OSIDEM and CR in the last year.