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Luisa Catalina Duarte

luisaLuisa started her musical training at the age of 12. In 1993 she started her studies at the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Colombia where in 1997 she participated as a violinist until 2006. She became a violinist teacher in 1999 and a Music Theory teacher in 2000. She is a certified teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has received Suzuki Teacher Training in Bogota with internationally renowned Teacher Caroline Fraser in 2002 and 2006.

She has played as violinist with the Hollywood Philharmonic (Hollywood, Florida); The South Beach Chamber Ensemble (Miami, Florida); Yossi Bayles Orchestra, International School of Music (Miami, Florida). She was also member of the “Caribbean String Quartet” and is Member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra , MISO.

Luisa has played with many internationally renowned artists as: Andrea Bocelli, Wisin & Yandel, Cristian Castro, Diego Verdaguer, Ricardo Montaner, Patty Manterola, David Bisbal, Jose Jose, Marco Antonio Solis, Olga Tanon, Luis Fonsi, Il Divo, Jennio Rivera, Mana, Il Volo, Franco de Vita and many others.

Luisa is our violin instructor and kinder music teacher at our PreK Kids Village and is also director of the program Orquestra Steps.