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    Aguavá New Music Studio assembles teams of virtuoso musicians and artists for projects involving new music. Aguavá was founded in 1996 by conductor Carmen Helena Téllez and Cary Boyce, and joined by flutist and events producer Alain Barker in 2000.

    The ensemble itself is flexible, and forces may consist of a single instrument or a full orchestra and chorus or anything in between. However, we are perhaps best known for presenting virtuoso works for vocal/instrumental combinations. The list is long, but you can view the biographies of some of our personnel and artists with whom we have worked.

    aguavá group photoAguavá has worked with a number of internationally known composers such as Pultizer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, MacArthuer "Genius" Award winner John Eaton, Stephen Hartke, Ralph Shapey, Mario Lavista, and many others.

    Aguavá has also worked with other ensembles, including eighth blackbird (sic), the Chicago Chamber Players, the Pocket Opera of New York and Chicago, as well as numerous community groups to offer production expertise and artistic consultation.