The name of the Rayuela Festival is taken from a novel by Julio Cortázar. Translated as "Hopscotch," the novel jumps from chapter to chapter and can be read in myriad ways. The seriousness of this novel's subject matter is offset by the spontaneity and playfulness of the form.
Similarly, the Rayuela Festival takes a playful approach to Latin American music and culture. Our goals are to embrace a wide variety of chamber music repertoire, showcase talented musicians, and provide a platform for Latin American composers.
We invite you to join us at the Rayuela Festival to encounter a cross-section of exciting music from Latin America!
Who We Are
Reinaldo Moya, co-artistic director, composer
Reinaldo Moya is a graduate of Venezuela’s El Sistema music education system. Through El Sistema, he had access to musical training from an early age and was a founding member of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra touring throughout Europe, North and South America.
Moya is new the Composer-in-Residence at the Schubert Club. He is the recipient of the 2015 McKnight Composers Fellowship, the Van Lier Fellowship from Meet the Composer and the Aaron Copland Award from the Copland House.
He graduated from The Juilliard School with both masters and doctorate degrees, under the tutelage of Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser.
His music has been performed in Germany, Colombia, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela and throughout the United States by performers such as the Juilliard Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Attacca Quartet as well as musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others. Mr. Moya has taught at St. Olaf College and Interlochen Arts Camp, and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Augsburg University in Minneapolis.
Francesca Anderegg, co-artistic director, violinist
Hailed by the New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations, and precise yet impassioned interpretations, Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order.
A recent highlight was a tour of Brazil, in which Anderegg performed as soloist with orchestras, taught master classes at Brazilian universities, performed in chamber music venues throughout the country, and taught at a social music project in the northeastern city of Recife at the invitation of the U.S. Consulate. Other highlights include all-Elliott Carter concerts at the Miller Theatre, festival appearances at Tanglewood and Yellow Barn, and performances with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Perlman Music Program. Anderegg has performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has performed with orchestras throughout South America. Upcoming projects include her release of a new album of all Brazilian music with pianist Erika Ribeiro.
“Wild Cities,” Anderegg’s second album of contemporary music, was released on New Focus Recordings in 2016 to critical acclaim. Featured in the Strad Magazine and heard on radio stations across the country, the album included collaborations and commissions from contemporary composers, including Ted Hearne and Hannah Lash. “Wild Cities” earned rave reviews for its “fabulous tone” and “riveting listening experience,” and was selected as a favorite album of 2016 by New Music Box.
Anderegg holds degrees from Harvard and Juilliard, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Naoko Tanaka. In 2016, Ms. Anderegg was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, given to artists with a “distinctive musical voice.” Committed to education and outreach as well as performing, Anderegg has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts, and is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College.