Lucero Print is the Publisher Horatiu Radulescu set up in the 1980’s as he was finding it increasingly difficult to find an editor who was able to take on the challenge of type-setting his great variety of syntaxes that he used in ever-varying, different-sized ensembles.

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The team

catherine

Catherine Marie Tunnell is the CEO of Lucero Print and was married to the composer Horatiu Radulescu (1942-2008) who was the founder of spectral music. They had a daughter together, Sophia Alexandra born in 2004.

In 1998 she won the post of Second Principal Cello at the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne, Switzerland which is now under the direction of Joshua Weilerstein.

Catherine Marie Tunnell was born in England, U.K in 1969. She won a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 9 where she studies with Maurice Gendron, William Pleeth and Jennifer Ward-Clarke.

In 1987 she continued her studies with a scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester studying under Moray Welsh and Ralph Kirshbaum. While at college she won numerous awards as well as the Taylor Cello Competition.

Further scholarships from DAAD, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, King Edward VII, Fleming and Münster Trusts allowed Miss Tunnell to undertake her post-graduate studies with Johannes Goritzki at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 1993 she won 1st Prize at the Vienna International Competition which then led to international engagements as soloist in recitals and concerto performances in and around Europe.

In 1994 she won the post of principal cello in the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra in Heilbronn, Germany with whom she also performed as soloist in numerous festivals. In the same year she gave her debut recitals in the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, South Bank in London.

Concurrently widened her horizons in studying baroque music closely with Anner Bylsma, Fabio Biondi and Ton Koopman as well as winning the Iannis Xennakis Prize for Interpretation of contemporary music.

In 1997 London Symphony Orchestra engaged Miss Tunnell as guest principal cellist under the direction of Sir Colin Davis.

Some of the fesivals where she continues to give recitals include Florence, Gstaad, Zürich, Basel, Bucarest, Heidelberg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Brno, Prague, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Oslo, Bergen, London and Paris.

She continues to specialize in the interpretation of his music as a soloist as well as a founder member of the European Lucero Ensemble.

Samuel Dunscombe

Samuel Dunscombe is a clarinetist, performer-composer-musicologist, and the Chief Archivist for Lucero.

He is currently employed as the Head of Woodwind at Monash University, and holds a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, with a thesis focussing on Radulescu’s plasmatic works for massed instruments.

He has performed Radulescu’s works for clarinet at festivals and concert series on four continents, and continues to be actively engaged in the live realisation of Radulescu’s oldest works of plasmatic music.

Samuel’s website is: www.samueldunscombe.com

Joanie Waelti is an ITIL professional who enjoys creating websites, spending time on social media and playing with her puppy Zorra. She is Lucero's webmaster.

She is very active in the associative life and has founded a nonproift, Pictures of India, which helps finance education in India.

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