The Conscious Musician

The Conscious Musician

by Paulina Derbez

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The Conscious Musician is a work that intends to completely modify the perception that teachers, parents and students have of the teaching/learning of music.

Paulina Derbez has applied her own experience to weave a text that is at the same time a study manual and a synthesis of the real meaning of making music. "Only if we understand, as she has, that music is neither an amusement nor an obligation, neither an anodyne pleasure nor a mere technical display, but a fundamental part of human life," says writer Jorge Volpi about this book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149184408
Publisher: Editorial Ink
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Paulina Derbez began studying violin at the Yuriko Kuronuma Academy in Mexico City, and subsequently travelled to Lugano, Switzerland to complete her training at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, under the tutelage of Carlo Chiarappa, and the D’Archo Vivaldi Academy under Susan Holm. She received scholarships on three occasions from the FONCA (Mexico’s National Fund for Arts and Culture). She has performed concerts in Japan, Colombia, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and Mexico, as a soloist and with chamber and symphony orchestras. She is the creator of the Conscious Musician music teaching method, and has taught courses applying this method in Switzerland, Mexico and Canada. She currently lives in Toronto, where she plays violin with the Ontario Philharmonic under the direction of the internationally renowned conductor Marco Parisotto, and with the contemporary music ensemble Shika: Out of the Silence the Sound Is Born was premiered at the University of Toronto in 2012, and in 2013 her group Altri Suoni released its self-titled CD with a launch in Toronto’s Festival of Images and Words. Also in 2013, she was recognized by the Mexican magazine Quién as one of the “50 celebrities that are transforming Mexico”, on a list that also included Mexican luminaries like Alfonso Cuarón and Plácido Domingo. This year she has also been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Most Successful Mexicans in Canada” (Latinos Magazine/The Globe and Mail). The English translation of her book El músico consciente, The Conscious Musician will be published this year by Editorial Ink, and she is also the co-author of the interactive audiovisual book Depictions

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