Carrizozo Music is pleased to present Willy Sucre and Friends in a special concert on Tuesday, September 29 at 7PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Willy Sucre on viola, will be joined by
Krzysztof Zimowski and Julanie Lee on violins, and Joan Zucker on cello to perform Beethoven's
String Quartet No.11, Op.95 "Serioso" and Haydn's Quartet No. 94, “Surprise”. The group also will
perform a student concert at 3PM on Tuesday, September 29, at Carrizozo School Old Gym featuring
excerpts from the quartets and discussion about the music and instruments. Both concerts are free and
open to the public.
To reach the church and school from Rt 54, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and
Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church, 1000 D Ave,
Carrizozo, NM. The Old Gym is right across from the church.
This concert is generously sponsored by an Otero County Electric Round-up Grant.
For more information about any of the concerts please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757 or Barbara Culbertson at 575-648-
2279. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with
a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and surrounding area.
Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and
residents of New Horizons Developmental Center.
Willy Sucre on viola, will be joined by Krzysztof Zimowski and Julanie Lee on violins, and Joan
Zucker on cello.
Krzysztof Zimowski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. He began his musical studies when he was just six
years old . Participating in various music camps and schools organized by La Federation International
des Jeunesses Musicales, Mr. Zimowski performed as a Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of
Weikersheim and Bayreuth in Germany, with Franz Paul Decker, the music director of the Montreal
Symphony at that time. In 1976, Mr. Zimowski began performing with the L’Orchestre Mondial Des
Jeunesses Musicales (The World Youth Orchestra) in Brussels and in Paris, under the direction of Jean
Martinon. There he began playing in chamber music ensembles and taking master classes with the
world- renowned violin soloist, Henryk Szeryng. Krzysztof Zimowski had participated in The Carl
Flesch International Violin Competition –London 1978, and J. S Bach VI International Violin Competition –Leipzig 1980. In 1977 in Warsaw,Poland, in the only National Competition of Music of Karol Szymanowski, he won third prize. Currently he is Concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic and was appointed a Concertmaster of the Opera Southwest Orchestra. Each summer since 1994, Mr. Zimowski performs with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in the renowned International Music Festival in Millennium Park in Chicago. He, along with his wife Urszula, opera singer, and their son, Krystian, mechanical engineer and clarinetist, make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Violinist Julanie Collier Lee began playing at the age of five in Lexington, Kentucky. She received a
B. A. in Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Lee is a registered
teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Before coming to New Mexico, Lee was a
member of the Cheyenne Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Richmond (IN) Symphony and the
Lexington (KY) Philharmonic. Summer festivals include the National Repertory Orchestra with whom
she toured Korea, Japan and Taiwan, Music at Penn’s Woods and Epcot Center’s All-American College
Orchestra. Lee moved to Albuquerque in 1989 to join the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (now New
Mexico Philharmonic) and the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. She is a founding member of the
New Life Symphony Orchestra Southwest. She and her husband have three children.
Joan Zucker, cello, long-time principal cellist for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (now the New Mexico Philharmonic), is a native New Yorker who holds music degrees from Bennington and Ithaca Colleges. She was first heard by New Mexicans in the mid-seventies, as jazz cellist with the Johnny Gilbert Quartet and Principal Cellist of the Orchestra of Santa Fe. Since then she has performed in many of New Mexico’s ensembles from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Opera, to Willy Sucre and Friends and the Santa Fe Chorale. She has performed with numerous chamber groups, orchestras, and festivals in the United States and in Venezuela, her home for four years. A versatile musician, she has taught extensively (cello, recorder, voice, orchestra, chamber music, theory, composition and improvisation), both privately and at various institutions including UC Santa Cruz, Ithaca College, and UNM.
Violist Willy Sucre is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and is the driving force behind the
"Willy Sucre & Friends" concerts. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Sucre studied at the Conservatorio Nacional
de Música in La Paz, Colby College Chamber Music Institute in Waterville, Maine, Mannes School of
Music in New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore,Maryland. He has been conductor and
music director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, assistant conductor and principal violist of
the Canada Symphony Orchestra in Montreal, assistant conductor and assistant principal violist of the
former New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, principal violist and guest conductor of the National
Symphony of Bolivia, the Chamber Orchestra of La Paz, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra. As
a chamber musician, Sucre was the founder of the Cuarteto Boliviano, guest violist with various
chamber music ensembles, and for ten years the violist of the Helios String Quartet. His experience
includes extensive chamber music concerts, lectures and school demonstrations, CD recordings, and
television performances throughout South, Central, and North America. Sucre spends most of his summers in South America looking for new works of chamber music by modern composers and encouraging composers to write new pieces, especially piano quartets. He enjoys performing with ensembles of diverse instrumentation.