About Angie Durrell

Angélica Durrell is the founder and artistic Director of the Intake Organization (instrumentally Native Taking on the Classics). A violinist and social entrepreneur, Durrell belongs to the sixth generation of a family of musicians from Ecuador. Began her musical studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Quito at age six and continued her musical studies in the Norwalk Public Schools, in Norwalk, Connecticut under the direction of her father, David Durrell. Soon after, she became concertmaster in the Norwalk Youth Symphony and first violinist at the Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Thank you for attending our Americana Music Fusion Concert

By |October 27th, 2016|

International Women’s Day in Nicaragua! 

By |March 8th, 2016|

Since 2011 INTAKE has been celebrating women in the arts trough a concert on International Women’s day. A lot of our audiences in the United States were not aware of this important date of the influence of women composers, performers, and artists.


INTAKE FAMILY goes to Carnegie Hall for “Inspiring women” concert: Afa Dworkin, Gabriela Lena Frank, and the Sphinx Virtuosi

By |October 15th, 2015|

INTAKE FAMILY goes to Carnegie Hall for “Inspiring women” concert: Afa Dworkin, Gabriela Lena Frank, and the Sphinx Virtuosi

Como se trata de una tradición anual desde que se inauguraron los conciertos de Sphinx en el Carnegie Hall, la Familia de INTAKE viajó desde Stamford, Connecticut hacia la ciudad de Nueva York.


Field work and immersion in Afro-Ecuadorian traditional music

By |August 6th, 2015|

What do artists do during the day? What are their houses like? How did they start playing an instrument? Did they come from a musical family? What kind of artistic resources did their hometown offer them? And most importantly, HOW will this unique art form be preserved? […]

New project Announcement- Afro-traditional music research

By |July 1st, 2015|

We are delighted to be writing from Quito-Ecuador at this time! INTAKE is proud to continue our international partnership with the United States Embassy in Ecuador since 2010 and to have the opportunity to follow-up and go deeply into a long-dreamed project incorporating afro-Ecuadorian, African-American, and afro-Caribbean roots, cultures and their diverse forms of expressions through music. […]

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