Sheena Gutierrez

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Sheena Gutierrez is one of Bolivia’s promising young talents. In 2005, Sheena debuted as a soloist with the Coral Gables Conservatory Young Musician’s Orchestra. She also performed in the annual Superintendent’s Honors Music Festival for six consecutive years. These early successes paved the way to her performances in Carnegie Hall, New World Center, Adrienne Arsht Center, Harris Theater, Studzinski Hall, Benedict Music Tent, KKL Luzerne Concert Hall (Switzerland), and König Albert Theater (Germany).

Ms. Gutierrez regularly travels to festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Lucerne Academy Festival (Switzerland), Moritzburg Festival Academy (Germany), Bowdoin International Music Festival, Eastman School of Music: Music Horizons Program, Stringendo School for Strings and Miami’s Classical Virtuosi Music Festival. She joined the Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, comprised of Top Laureates of the Sphinx Competition, on their 2011 tour, celebrating the Sphinx Organization’s 15th anniversary. As an avid contemporary musician, Sheena has participated in the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, the Boston Conservatory New Music Festival, and the Boston New Music Initiative. She was also selected for 3 seasons, as one of the 130 young musicians, to travel to Lucerne, Switzerland, and Paris, France, to participate in the Lucerne Academy Festival, founded by Pierre Boulez.

Sheena was introduced to the violin at the age of 12 with Mariana Carreras, a violinist from Havana, Cuba. She later studied with Thomas Moore, world-renowned Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the New World School of the Arts and Professor Emeritus of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Boston Conservatory of Music. Currently a Henry Mancini Fellow student at the University of Miami pursuing her Master’s degree, Sheena plays on the Opus 809 "Kemp" violin, made by Douglas Cox, violin maker in Brattleboro, Vermont through a Sphinx Music Organization loan.

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