Luis Cuevas – Violin (Venezuela)

Luis Eduardo Cuevas is a Venezuelan violinist who began to study violin with his father at age of seven. He continued his studies with Virginie robilliard at the mozarteum Caracas Shool of music. He has won awards at the National Violin competition maurice hasson, the nuevo mundo festival and Academy competition, the young virtuosos of tomorrow, Temple university concerto competition and keeping with his Venezuelan root, has won first place on three separate occasions at The Violin Festival of Los Andes, playing venezuelan folk popular music.

He has participated in master classes with musicians such as Takashi Shimizu, Augustin Hadelich, Donald Weilerstain, Dmitri Berlinsky, Kristoff barati, Paul kantor, Maurice Hasson among others. He has performed with orchestras such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Venezuela Symphony orchestra, Merida State Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Gran mariscal de Ayacucho and ArCoNet chamber orchestra. As a member of the most important sicial proyect in Venezuela, “El Sistema”, he joined The regional Youth Orchestra of merida as concertmaster and also has joined the merida State Symphony Orchestra. He was also a member of the first violin section of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Luis has shared the stage with Monique Duphil, Dalí Quartet, and Gurrufío Ensemble (one of the most important and influential groups in Venezuelan and Latin American music) and has attended many important festivals such as Market Square concerts (2013), Colón Music Festival as soloist and Faculty, Dalí Quartet international Music Festival, Techne music festival, Aspen music festival and the inaugural season of COSA Music Institute In San Antonio, Texas.

Currently is a Student of Professor Eduard Sschmieder at Temple University. he is playing on a 1761 Niccolo Gagliano violin on loan from The Colburn Collection.

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