ISABEL CASTELLVI is a versatile musician, sound healer, yogi, lover of plants, herbal medicine and ayurveda, and student of life. Isabel share’s music with audiences all over the world and has performed, recorded and taught throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East. Inspired and informed by her travels and the chance to connect with beings around the globe through music Isabel aspires to share this insight of oneness. The experience of being able to play music for and with others, often without sharing a spoken language and cultural identity, has been deeply insightful about the power of sound energy speak to all of us, to open our hearts and unite us both in our bodies and in formless space.
Isabel has led workshops on nada yoga, toning/chanting and various forms of sound healing in New York, Chicago, Los Angelos, India and Nicaragua alongside masterful yoga teachers. In February 2015 she co-led a week long yogascape retreat with yoga teacher Dana Rizer in Nicaragua. There she was able to play live music for two classes each day, and in the evenings led meditations, sound healing workshops, chakra chanting and walking meditations on the beach. In the summer of 2014 season she was invited to be the Bard, musician in residence The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. There she had a chance to exchange with the community, compose new music, perform and teach workshops on creative improvisation, sound healing & nada yoga.
She currently studies North Indian Classical Music with renowned vocalist Sri. Rajyasree Ghosh in Kolkata, India and New York City. Isabel received a Bachelor’s in music performance at DePaul University and a Master's in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music.
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Residing in Durham, North Carolina, performer and teacher JACQUELINE NAPPI is engaged as a keyboard player throughout the United States. Recent appearances include the 2016 North Carolina HIP Music Festival, the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival Fringe performances, and the 2015 American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco. She is an active musician in the Raleigh-Durham area, working as soloist, accompanist, choral director, organist, and continuo player. Jacqueline is the Minister of Music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Durham, Piano Teacher and Music Coordinator at Durham Academy, and continuo accompanist with the Duke Vespers Ensemble. She holds a Master of Music degree in Harpsichord Performance from SUNY Stony Brook.
Having studied piano since age five, Jacqueline attended the North Carolina School of the Arts briefly as a high school student piano major, and went on to study Piano and Music Education at the Hartt School where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. After graduation she discovered her love of harpsichord while attending the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College. Jacqueline soon began performing as a soloist and conintuo player in various keyboard events and attending early music festivals across the country, including the Baroque Performance Insitute at Longy in Boston, Academia D'Amore in Seattle, and the Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, Connecticut. She also held a brief intership with Zuckermann Harpsichords in Stonington, Connecticut. Jacqueline has had the privilege of performing solo works by Francois Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau on an antique 1635 Ruckers instrument at the Flint Collection in Wilmingon, DE, and has recently taken an interest in clavichord and fortepiano. Her teachers and mentors have included keyboardists Christa Rakich, Arthur Haas, Andrus Madsen, and John Ruggero.