Past Dates

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches
The Fest/Prester Brazilian Jazz Duo - 7:30 PM
4920 Loring Dr.
West Palm Beach
call Robert Prester, 646-924-6421 to confirm space. Private gated community [map]
The “Prester, Fest Brazilian Jazz Duo is a collaboration of 2 uniquely different talents and instruments, with a singular vision....  Brazilian jazz performed at it's highest level with authenticity, sophistication and passion.  Bossa Nova classics and originals by Manfredo Fest, Phill Fest and Robert Prester form the  exquisite and unique repertoire to which these 2 musicians each contribute their signature sound.  Manfredo Fest was a key component of the bossa nova movement from Brazil in the mid 60's.  His music and legacy,  now carried forward by his son, guitarist Phill Fest, contribute greatly to this ensemble's timeless and traditional sound.  Piano and guitar share and trade off rhythmic and improvisational duties, while also each offering their rich harmonic support in this well balanced duo. All this, along with classic repertoire and original compositions, makes for a colorful and uplifting experience you will not soon forget!
 
Robert Prester; piano,   Phill Fest;  guitar 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Prester Piano Duo - 4:00
7940 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton
(561) 982-8887 [map]
Price: 20.00 (cash only, no credit cards)

Marcia Prester and Robert Prester, on 2 pianos

"Great Beginnings"--   First movements of 4 of the greatest piano concertos, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach, and Gershwin

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches
The Prester Piano Duo, Marcia Prester and Robert Prester - 7:30 PM
4920 Loring Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL [map]

 

call Robert in advance at 646-924-6421-  private gated community 

 

"Great Beginnings"--   First movements of 4 of the greatest piano concertos, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach, and Gershwin

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Cameo Chamber Players, Piano Quartets by Mozart and Brahms - 4:00 PM
7940 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, FL [map]
Price: 20.00, (cash only- no credit cards)

 tickets available at door 

The Cameo Chamber Players

 

Robert Prester, and The Cameo Chamber Players perform regularly, bringing the best of chamber music to a wide variety of audiences.  Founded by the pianist, Robert Prester, The Cameo Chamber Players’ personable, informative, and interactive style, brings to life this wonderful genre of ensemble music.  The textures of the orchestral instruments together with piano, in intimate settings, creates a unique and unexpected musical listening experience. The core members of the group, violinist Dina Kostic, cellist Chris Glansdorp, and pianist Robert Prester, individually virtuoso soloists and Florida’s most in- demand ensemble players,  come together in the Cameo Chamber Players with the highest standards for musical integrity and passionate execution of chamber works, delighting audiences throughout South Florida.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

The Prester/Fest Brazilian Jazz Duo - 4:00 PM
7940 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton
(561) 982-8887 [map]
Price: 20.00 at the door, cash only, (no credit cards)
The “Prester, Fest Brazilian Jazz Duo is a collaboration of 2 uniquely different talents and instruments, with a singular vision....  Brazilian jazz performed at it's highest level with authenticity, sophistication and passion.  Bossa Nova classics and originals by Manfredo Fest, Phill Fest and Robert Prester form the  exquisite and unique repertoire to which these 2 musicians each contribute their signature sound.  Manfredo Fest was a key component of the bossa nova movement from Brazil in the mid 60's.  His music and legacy,  now carried forward by his son, guitarist Phill Fest, contribute greatly to this ensemble's timeless and traditional sound.  Piano and guitar share and trade off rhythmic and improvisational duties, while also each offering their rich harmonic support in this well balanced duo. All this, along with classic repertoire and original compositions, makes for a colorful and uplifting experience you will not soon forget!
 
Robert Prester; piano,   Phill Fest;  guitar 

 

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches
The Cameo Chamber Players - 7:30 PM
4920 Loring Dr.
West Palm Beach
call Robert Prester, 646-924-6421 to confirm space. Private gated community [map]

The Cameo Chamber Players

Piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms

 

Robert Prester, and The Cameo Chamber Players perform regularly, bringing the best of chamber music to a wide variety of audiences.  Founded by the pianist, Robert Prester, The Cameo Chamber Players’ personable, informative, and interactive style, brings to life this wonderful genre of ensemble music.  The textures of the orchestral instruments together with piano, in intimate settings, creates a unique and unexpected musical listening experience. The core members of the group, violinist Dina Kostic, cellist Chris Glansdorp, and pianist Robert Prester, individually virtuoso soloists and Florida’s most in- demand ensemble players,  come together in the Cameo Chamber Players with the highest standards for musical integrity and passionate execution of chamber works, delighting audiences throughout South Florida.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Cameo Chamber Players, Piano Quartets by Mozart and Brahms - 2:00 PM
100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-266-0194 [map]
Price: 20.00

 

The Cameo Chamber Players

 

Robert Prester, and The Cameo Chamber Players perform regularly, bringing the best of chamber music to a wide variety of audiences.  Founded by the pianist, Robert Prester, The Cameo Chamber Players’ personable, informative, and interactive style, brings to life this wonderful genre of ensemble music.  The textures of the orchestral instruments together with piano, in intimate settings, creates a unique and unexpected musical listening experience. The core members of the group, violinist Dina Kostic, cellist Chris Glansdorp, and pianist Robert Prester, individually virtuoso soloists and Florida’s most in- demand ensemble players,  come together in the Cameo Chamber Players with the highest standards for musical integrity and passionate execution of chamber works, delighting audiences throughout South Florida.

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Prester/Samargia Jazz Project - 4:00 PM
7940 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton
(561) 982-8887 [map]
Price: 20.00 at the door

About Robert and Adriana:

Individually, Robert and Adriana are both busy solo musicians performing in a wide variety of classical and jazz venues in Florida, and internationally.  Together, they form a tightly knit, highly stylized musical unit of voice and piano, performing an eclectic blend of classic jazz, great American Songbook tunes, and Brazilian jazz.   Adriana’s angelic voice and highly articulate improvisations, coupled with Robert’s tasty harmonic accompaniments and solo virtuosity, create a unique and exciting sound that entertains those of all ages.  

Adriana Samargia is a south Florida classical and jazz musician. Along with a busy solo career she has been the Director of Music Ministries at Historic St. Ann Roman Catholic Church of West Palm Beach since 2005, where she directs all masses, funerals, weddings, leads choirs and trains soloists. She founded her vocal ensemble The Parson Brown Singers in 2001 and enjoys a wide array of performances with them including choreographed “flash mobs” advertising international corporations.  For recording projects in the early ’90’s she was honored with Downbeat Magazine’s Best Jazz Vocal Soloist award.  Adriana’s talents have spread to cartoon, television and radio through recorded roles and jingles – even voices inside of toys! 
Robert Prester began classical piano studies at the age of 3, later adding jazz to his repertoire.  Robert received quarter finals nomination for the 1988 Grammy awards for his first recording, Trillium.  His most recent recording Dogtown, presents Robert’s newest compositions, featuring his jazz and latin-jazz piano work.  Robert has performed solo concert recitals in New York, Maine, Florida, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.  His newest classical composition, a solo piano sonata, was recently premiered at the Festival Internacional de San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and was performed at the National Gallery in Washington DC.  He now resides in Florida, teaching, recording, composing, and concertizing.

 

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Phill Fest Brazilian Jazz - 4:00
2204 N.15th St. (cor. 14th and Palm Ave. E.) Tampa,
Tampa, FL [map]
Price: TBA

Robert Prester Dogtown

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