Mariachi Champaña Nevín

Mariachi Champaña Nevín is the only ensemble in the world to include as its members principal or former principal strings and brass from major symphony orchestras (including the San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonico Nacional de Mexico, New Mexico Symphony, Orquesta de Baja California, and others) performing along with current or former members of the finest mariachis in the world (including Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Los Camperos de Nati Cano and others). Depending on the aim of a particular performance, the mariachi may contain different "mixes" of these players. For example, the largest "Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevín" will contain everyone, while more "traditional-Mexican" programs may contain just 7-8 players (drawing from the life-long mariachi musicians listed below).


Jeff Nevin, Ph.D. - Trumpet, leader, arranger

Navroj Mehta - Violin, guest conductor (Associate Principal Violin II in the San Diego Symphony, etc.)

Alex Palemedis - Violin (Principal Violin II in the San Diego Symphony, etc.)

Kevin Connely - Violin (Associate Principal Violin I in the San Diego Symphony, etc.)

Karina Bezkrovnaia - Violin (Concert Master of the Orquesta de Baja California, etc.)

Quing Liang - Viola (Principal Viola, San Diego Symphony, etc.)

Guadalupe Gonzalez - Violin, trumpet, voice (also with Mariachi Sol de Mexico, formerly Los Camperos, etc.)

Silvano Chavez - Voilin, voice

Oscar Amescua - Voilin, voice (formerly with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan)

Francisco Cassillas - Voilin, voice

Barry Perkins - Trumpet (San Diego Symphony substitute, formerly Assistant Principal Trumpet in the Orquesta Filarmonico Nacional de Mexico, etc.)

Roberto Torrez - Vihuela, voice

Cecilio Martinez - Guitar, voice

Carlos Rodriguez - Guitarrón


( performer bio pages comming soon......)


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