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Noon Concerts: Aria Bella Trio

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley Noon Concerts: Aria Bella Trio

We will perform a variety of Classical Styles as well as some Broadway favorites.

The Aria Bella Trio has delighted audiences of all ages. With the beautiful combination of
voice, harp and violin, their music is both elegant and entertaining with a touch of
playfulness. From Mozart to Mancini, Gershwin to Groban, Bach to Bocelli,
performances feature a clever presentation of familiar favorites. Performers are award winning concertizing and touring musicians collaborating together as the Aria Bella Trio:
Gloria Mendieta Gazave - soprano, Joyce Lee - violinist and Anna Maria Mendieta - harpist.

Gloria Mendieta Gazave is a classically trained soprano from San Francisco with a background in Musical Theater. Her repertoire spans Opera, Oratorio, Art Songs, Broadway, and Popular Ballads. Experienced in singing Sacred Music, including Latin Chant, she has cantored for many events for the San Francisco Archdiocese including being selected to perform for Pope John-Paul II. Ms. Gazave is an alum of the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music and sings in Italian, French, German, and Spanish. She performs as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles. Ms. Gazave enjoys singing for special events and was chosen to be the featured Opera singer for the Kettle Chips Company for the promotion of their new product.

Joyce Lee attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music earning her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Violin Performance. As a member of Bella Sorella, she has concertized around the United States and shared the stage with Joan Baez. Joyce has performed in Europe with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic. She has played for thousands of events, including the wedding of George Lucas and Melody Hobson and recording the soundtrack to the Korean TV show, “Life is Beautiful.” Joyce is the Concertmaster of the Vallejo Symphony and a member of the Marin Symphony. She maintains a full studio of violin, piano and viola students, and has trained hundreds of young musicians.

Anna Maria Mendieta, principal harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, enjoys a busy career as a soloist, touring artist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. She has played with orchestras and chamber music groups across the country and for dignitaries and celebrities including Pope Benedict XVI, President Clinton, President Gorbachev, the King and Queen of Spain, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola. Ms Mendieta has performed for television, motion pictures, the Emmy Awards, and NPR. She has performed with Josh Groban, Frank Sinatra Jr., Frederica von Stade, Olivia Newton John, and Barry Manilow, who calls her his favorite harpist. Her albums are available on her website. She is working on her wings.