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 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.

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Sam Dunscombe is a performer, composer, sound artist, and audio engineer. Sam is interested in the multi-dimensional perception of time, which has led to explorations in spectralism, just-intonation, improvisation, the performance of complex-notated repertoire, field recording, audio engineering, and live electronic performance.


Sam has performed at major festivals and concert series around the world, including conducting the opening night concert of the 2019 MaerzMusik festival in Berlin, being an artist-in-residence at Ilan Volkov’s Tectonics Festival in Tel Aviv, presenting a three day performance and sound installation at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and many others. Her 2021 release on Black Truffle, Outside Ludlow / Desert Disco, was critically well received, and featured in the July 2021 issue of The Wire. Sam also has albums available on Another Timbre (with Golden Fur and Klaus Lang), Ftarri (with Taku Sugimoto), and many others. In 2022 Mode Records will release "Horatiu Radulescu: Plasmatic Music vol. 1," featuring Sam's interpretations of three of Radulescu's key works (including a collaboration with Rebecca Lane, and a posthumous duo with Radulescu).


Sam has a Doctor of Musical Arts from UC San Diego with a thesis exploring the clarinet works of French-Romanian composer Horatiu Radulescu. She now works as the archivist to his estate, and the assistant editor to Catherine Marie Tunnell preparing new versions of Horatiu's works for future publication and performance.

Samuel’s website is:

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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