Duo Theiss-Nardino

DateJanuary 21, 2022 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
Time7:00 pm

Important announcement: January’s winter concert will now be VIRTUAL ONLY and will be livestreamed on You Tube (see the links below). Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we feel we cannot safely meet in person at this time. Sharing inspiring music is one way to care for our community; protecting the health of our friends and family members is another. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these difficult times together.

A goodwill offering will be accepted to benefit Shalom House of Lebanon, Indiana. Shalom House works together with community partners to provide meals and a sense of community in the Boone County area. Shalom House also runs the Kid’s Sack Lunch program, providing lunches and breakfasts to families with children during school breaks.

To donate to Shalom House online, follow the link below and type “Shalom House” in the memo box.

Known for her powerful, precise voice, soprano Caroline Nardino has gained wide respect in Brazil and the United States, performing in solo and chamber music recitals and taking on important roles in operas, such as Giacinta in Mozart’s La finta semplice, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti, and First Fairy in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Nardino has worked with prominent maestros and opera directors, such as Rebecca Renfro and Alessandro Sangiorgi, and has made solo appearances in concert halls such as the Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, Sursa Hall, Teatro Guira, Paço da Liberdade, Teatro SCAR, Teatro Santa Isabel, and Capela Santa Maria. 

Nardino won the 2015 Santa Maria Festival Competition in Brazil and the 2019 NATS Colorado-Wyoming Competition. She holds degrees from the Federal University of Parana, University of Wyoming, and Sam Houston State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in voice performance at Ball State University. Professors who have influenced her musical development include Gino Quilico, Luiz Molz, Carlo Colombara, Marcelo Ferreira da Silva, Katrina Zook, Tony Boutte, and her current professor, Aaron Paige.

Brazilian pianist Bruno Theiss is a highly sought-after soloist and collaborative pianist. In his work Theiss emphasizes the search for musical meaning – drawing from psychology, philosophy, music history and theory, and his personal connections with the original piece, which allows him to create a sense of originality while remaining loyal to the composer’s ideas.

He has made appearances on stages in Brazil and the United States and has collaborated with the Collegiate Chorale and Singing Statesmen of the University of Wyoming, Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, BSU Orchestra, and BSU Wind Ensemble. Theiss worked as staff pianist for the University of Wyoming and Ball State University, playing for the ballet and opera programs. After several years gaining wide experience as a collaborative pianist, Theiss currently focuses on voice and piano performances, appearing as a duo with his wife, soprano Caroline Nardino.

Theiss has won awards in competitions such as Concurso Mackenzie 125 Anos, Internationaler Rachmaninov Klavierwettbewerb, Concurso Edna Bassett Habith, Concurso Souza Lima, and Intercollegiate Piano Competition of the West. He holds degrees from the Federal University of Parana and the University of Wyoming and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in piano performance at Ball State University, studying with Dr. Ray Kilburn.

Nardino and Theiss started their partnership as a duo in Brazil while preparing for their auditions for graduate school. They have been collaborating ever since, and their repertoire ranges from the baroque period to contemporary compositions. Currently, their work is focused on modern and contemporary pieces written by Brazilian, American, and German composers.

Zionsville Christian Church cares about the health of our community and has consistently followed the CDC’s recommendations on COVID-19 policies and procedures. Masks will be required at this event. If you do not have a mask, we will be happy to provide one for you. All church employees and volunteers working at this event will be masked. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation!