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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

Ana Maria Otamendi, piano

Since her orchestral debut at age twelve, Ana María has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist at important venues and with renowned orchestras in Austria, Panama, Brazil, the United States, Spain, Italy, and Venezuela. After finishing her two-year tenure as Studio Artist at the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio, as well as the Merola […] Read More

Edith Peña, piano

EDITH PEÑA’s artistic achievements are inscribed in the generation of the most important musical talents that emerged from Venezuela in the 90’s and that continue carrying the charisma, polished technique and interpretative elegance of the south american pianists. Born in Caracas, she started her musical education with Lyl Tiempo at the age of four. Four years […] 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

Randolph Kelly, viola

Randolph Kelly has enjoyed a distinguished and multifaceted career as principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was signed by André Previn in 1976, and has since played under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. Previn once wrote that Kelly “transformed his section into what I believe is the best viola section […] Read More