Polly Ferman

Piano

Described by The Japan Times as a “Musical Ambassador of the Americas”, Polly Ferman has performed extensively as piano soloist with the San Francisco, Colorado and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Romeu String Orchestra in Cuba, and with all the major orchestras in her native Uruguay. She has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall in New York, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. As a member of the Binelli-Ferman Duo she has toured the world for more than 20 years and produced several recordings including Sax and Tango with the Púrpura Pansa Saxophone Quartet. Performances with Tango Metropolis, Orquestango and the Daniel Binelli Quintet have also taken her on tours to Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. A cultural entrepreneur for Latin Amercian music, Polly Ferman has been Founder and Director of the Pan American Musical Art Research since 1984 and the Latin American Cultural Week held annually in New York City since 2006. She has also been at the forefront in the creation of several new productions celebrating women in tango including Leading Ladies of Tango, GlamourTango and the musical Aires de Mujer. Her recordings include an extensive collection of solo piano works by Latin American composers including Ernesto Nazareth, Ernesto Lecuona and Ariel Ramírez.

寶莉‧費曼

鋼琴

寶莉‧費曼獲《日本時報》譽為「來自美洲的音樂大使」,經常以鋼琴獨奏家身份,參與眾多樂團的演出。曾經合作的樂團有:三藩市、科羅拉多、温哥華的交響樂團;東京愛樂樂團、哈科夫愛樂樂團、聖保羅國家交響樂團、阿根廷國家交響樂團、菲律賓愛樂樂團、阿根廷國家交響樂團、古巴羅妙弦樂團,還有她祖國烏拉圭的各大樂團等。她又曾在紐約的卡奈基音樂廳、倫敦的聖馬田音樂廳、布宜諾斯艾利斯的科隆劇院等舉行獨奏會。她與丹尼爾‧賓奈利組成的二重奏,二十多年來經常周遊世界表演,且合錄了多張唱片,其中一張包括與「紫斑沙色士風四重奏」合作的《色士風與探戈》。她與「都會探戈」、「探戈樂隊」、「賓奈利五重奏」幾個樂隊走遍歐洲、日本、澳洲及美國多地表演。費曼也可說是拉美音樂的文化產業中堅, 1984年創立「泛美音樂藝術研究社」,擔任總監,並自2006年起每年在紐約巿舉辦「拉美文化周」。她也開風氣之先河,創作了多齣作品,例如《揚眉探戈女子》、《魅力探戈》,以及音樂劇《女性氣派》,讚揚女性對探戈的貢獻。多年來她灌錄了多張唱片,有系統地收集納扎里夫、里古奥那、拉米雷斯三位作曲大師的拉美鋼琴獨奏曲。

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