ABOUT THE IOHIO
COLLABORATORS IN THE IOHIO
Cicely Winter grew up in the state of Michigan, has lived in Oaxaca since 1972, and became a nationalized Mexican citizen in 2009. She studied piano and harpsichord at Smith College and the University of Michigan, where she obtained a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in European History. She later studied piano performance at the post-graduate level in the School of Music at Indiana University. Her principal teachers were Fritz Steinegger and Leonard Hokanson (piano) and Lory Wallfisch and Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord).
Deborah Polhemus Ruiz has lived in Oaxaca since 1973. She grew up in the state of California and studied at the University of California, Davis, where she obtained a B.S. in Design. From 1993 – 2008 she worked in the Colegio Vista del Valle, teaching English and computer science. She has collaborated with the IOHIO since 2009 as assistant to the director.
David Antonio Reyes is from Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca. He studied architecture in the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO). He has worked for two seasons on the restoration project of the Epistle organ in the Mexico City Cathedral, under the supervision of organbuilder Gerhard Grenzing and will continue his apprenticeship in el Papiol, Barcelon, Spain, in 2009 – 2010. David has collaborated with the IOHIO since 2004 in the area of organ conservation and maintenance, as well as architectural drawings.
Joel Antonio Vásquez González was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and studied in the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca. He later studied piano with Christophe Lafontaine and organ with Cesar Guzmán and Ricardo Rodys in the Music Academy of the Instituto de Órganos Histórico de Oaxaca (IOHIO). In 2008 he studied organ with Rodrigo Treviño in the Escuela Nacional de Música (UNAM). He has participated in the master classes offered by Kimberly Marshall, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini y Guy Bovet during the Organ and Early Music Festivals of the IOHIO.
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