2017-2018 IRIS ARTIST FELLOWS
The Iris Artist Fellowship residency program offers emerging musicians from historically underrepresented populations in classical music a year of outstanding performance experience with guided opportunities to exercise their passion for community service through music engagement. This year’s Fellows are Marcos Santos, violin; Eugenio Figueroa, viola; and Dara Hankins, cello. Together they keep a busy schedule mentoring young musicians in Memphis area schools, creating community-building music opportunities, and performing as members of IRIS Orchestra and as a chamber ensemble. Learn More about the IRIS Artist Fellowship Program.
If you would like to support the Iris Artist Fellowship residency program, Marcia Kaufmann, IRIS’ Director of Development is available to talk. She would be delighted to discuss ways to structure your gift so that it is helpful to this program and these emerging artists, while being meaningful and personal to you. Marcia can be reached at the IRIS Orchestra office at (901)751-7669. Correspondence and gifts should be forwarded to her attention at: IRIS Orchestra 1801 Exeter Rd. Germantown, TN 38138.
Marcos Vinicius Miranda dos Santos is taking a hiatus from the pursuit of his doctorate degree in violin performance at the University of Alabama. Born in Bauru, Brazil, Santos spent most of his life close to home.
Eugenio Figueroa is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Most recently, Figueroa has been studying at the Hartt School where he