Ostinato Vocal Ensemble was founded in 1999. Its 8 members are Joana
Llaves and Rosana Schiabi (sopranos), Alicia Borges and Barbara
Stein (mezzos-sopranos), Jorge Gómez and Matthias Dahlhoff (tenors),
Guillermo Anzorena (baritone), and Andreas Fischer (bass).They are
all young professional singers who possess significant careers as
performers and teachers in Europe. As members of the ensemble, they
gather regularly to perform the choral music of Carlos Guastavino.
mezzo-soprano Alicia Borges and the baritone Guillermo Anzorena,
both members of the artist roster of Fundacion Ostinato since 1998,
are the leading voices of this ensemble. Alicia and Guillermo recently
recorded solo vocal music by Carlos Guastavino for Fundacion Ostinato,
including the cycles "Flores Argentinas", "Sonetos de Quevedo",
"Siete Canciones sobre poesias de Rafael Alberti" and "Canciones
Populares Argentinas." The Ostinato Vocal Ensemble recorded "Indianas"
Nos. 1 and 2, for choir and piano, "Despedida" for baritone, choir
and piano, and "Romance de la Delfina" for male vocal quartet and
piano. This material, entirely produced by Ostinato, will be released
2001, the Vocal Ensemble is taking part of a tour of Argentina organized
by Ostinato, dedicated to the memory of the late Carlos Guastavino,
who passed away on October 28, 2000. The Ensemble will visit Mendoza
in August 2001. Other planned presentations include San Juan and
other cities of Argentina.