Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world and has performed in 86 countries. Having started musical training at the age of 5, by age 15, she had played as a soloist with orchestra, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and was featured on NBC’s nationally televised John Denver music special. She has since appeared as soloist with orchestras in Wisconsin, Vermont, Houston, Khabarovsk Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Filharmoncia de Santiago (Chile), Great Falls Symphony (Montana), Diablo Symphony (California), Irving Symphony (Texas), Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Currently, Ms. Guzmán concertizes as a soloist with orchestra, as solo artist, and with her quartets, “Festival of Four” and “Viviana & Divas Latinas.”
Ms. Guzmán has been heard on NPR’s “Morning Edition” & “Great Performances,” “West Coast Live,” PBS, as well as on WNYC New York, KUSC in Los Angeles, KPFA, and KDFC in San Francisco, among others. On television, she has appeared in the United States and Latin America including “Good Day New York”, “Good Morning Arizona”, “Good Morning Houston”, “Sabado Gigante”, “Datebook”, San Jose, “BayTV”, San Francisco; one of her music videos was aired on television internationally in 31 countries on Univision and Arts Showcase Network. She has recorded 8 different albums with different labels including Polygram, National Geographic, and Sugo Records. Bonnie Grice of KUSC-LA says of her classical CD, Telemann Flute Fantasies, “It is a wonderful album, it has gotten a lot of great response…it’s magic. She is a bright young flutist, a delightful musician.” Viviana has recorded eight albums including “Planet Flute” (1997), “Mostly Tango” (2002), Argentine Music (2006), Meditations for Flute (2007), “Serenity” National Geographic (2002), “Danza de Amor” (2000) which has sold over 40,000 units.
As an author/poet, she has been published by Simon and Schuster and her book of poetry entitled, “Love Soliloquies” was published by Syren Press. A winner of the 1991 Young Artists Auditions of Artists International competition, Ms. Guzmán gave her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall Recital Hall. Other First Prizes in competitions include the New York Flute Club Competition, Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation and the Performers of Connecticut Young Artists Competition. As an orchestral musician, she has played with the Texas Opera Theater Orchestra, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, and the Broadway musical, “Sunset Boulevard” with Glenn Close. As a member of the Houston Grand Opera, she accompanied Placido Domingo, and with the New World Symphony in Miami she played under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lincoln Center Scholarship, Institute of Hispanic Culture Award, Shepherd Award, Emmanuel Olshan Award, Hirsch Award, Phillips Foundation Award, and the Ruth Burr Award.
Ms. Guzmán attended Rice University on fellowship first with an emphasis on medicine; subsequently, she chose music as her career path and attended the Juilliard School on scholarship. She has participated in the Aspen, Banff, Marlboro and Caramoor Music Festivals and has studied with Albert Tipton, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Julius Baker. She has presented workshops and master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory, Juilliard School, University of Mississippi, Wright State University, Rick’s College, Stanford University, Humbolt State University, among others.
Viviana has many fans worldwide including Kate Winslet (Titanic) who said, “I LOVE your music, it’s truly beautiful!” and Isabel Allende (House of Spirits) declared, “Your music is celestial!” MINI BIO: Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán (http://www.viviana.org) performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world. She has been featured on programs for PBS, NBC, and NPR, seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español and has played in 86 countries including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, and Greece featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Her music video was aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, and Montana, in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and on other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close.
Viviana began her musical training at the age of 5 and won her first competition at 7. By the age of 15, she played as a soloist with orchestra, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal, and was featured on a John Denver nationally televised NBC special. Ms. Guzmán studied with James Galway, and Albert Tipton and graduated from the Juilliard School. Viviana has released five CD’s entitled, “Telemann Flute Fantasies” (2002), “Planet Flute” (1997), and “Danza de Amor” (2002), “Mostly Tango” (2002) and “Serenity” (National Geographic 2002) “Meditations for Flute” (2006), and “Argentine Music”(2007).
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