Carlos Riazuelo (Manship Director of Orchestra Studies) is established as one of the most important Latin-American conductors, praised by audiences, musicians and music critics in many cities for his performances of a very varied repertory. He was born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, from Spanish immigrants, where he studied violin and music theory. Riazuelo earned his […] Read More

Benjamin Zander, Conductor

For the past 50 years Benjamin Zander has occupied a unique place as a master teacher, deeply insightful and probing interpreter, and as a profound source of inspiration for audiences, students, professional musicians, corporate leaders, politicians and more. He has persistently engaged well-informed musical and public intellectuals in a quest for insight and understanding into the western musical canon […] Read More


Carl Cranmer made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine, playing Mozart’s Concerto in A Major, K. 488.  He has also performed with the Royal Philharmonic of England, the Gulbenkian Orquesta of Portugal, the Juilliard Orchestra and several other orchestras in the U.S. and Asia.  His eclectic solo repertoire ranges from Sweelinck to […] Read More

Gerardo Vila, Piano

GERARDO VILA Born in Buenos Aires in 1964, Gerardo Vila began his studies at a young age at the National Music Conservatory “Carlos López Buchardo”. He was already noticed for his special talent and artistic qualities. He graduated 1984 with the diplom “Profesor Nacional Superior de Piano” with special distinction. He studied piano with Maria […] Read More


Graduated from the first promotion of the Guitar Postgraduate Chair of “THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC” (New York) under the direction of Sharon Isbin, honored with a scholarship for “EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS” granted by said institution, considered the maximum house of musical studies worldwide. Initially, he studied music at the “José Angel Lamas” School […] Read More


Fredi Gerling, Professor of Music at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, is an award winning violinist, conductor, and educator with several published articles. His extensive background in chamber music comes from his training at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he studied violin with Eric Rosemblith, and chamber music with Victor Rosembaum […] Read More

Olivier Piguet, Violin

Originally from Switzerland, Olivier Piguet received initial instruction in violin at the Scola Cantorum in Paris, before returning to Switzerland to work with Anne Bauer and Karen Turpie.  A few years later, he completed his studies with the Guildhall School of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor and Master degrees studying with Detlef Hahn.  While in London, he also studied Baroque music with Michaela Comberti and classical […] Read More

Adam Liu, Cello

Internationally acclaimed cellist Adam Liu has been professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over 11 years. He is currently member of the Duquesne Piano Trio and the Assistant Principal Cello, George Aileen Dorman Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Born in Tianjin, China. Mr. Liu has been a frequent guest artist throughout the […] Read More


Boja Kragulj gives “well-rounded” entirely new meaning. As a performer, she is sought after for intelligent and sensitive interpretations of both the classical canon and contemporary repertoire. She regularly appears in recital and gives masterclasses across the United States and Europe and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. With secondary specialization […] Read More

Francisco “Pacho” Flores, Trumpet

Francisco “Pacho” Flores, principal trumpet of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, has been achieving worldwide recognition as a soloist, captivating audiences with his energy and the bell-like beauty of his tone. His playing integrates jazz and Latin American influences with his classical training. “Music is music,” […] Read More