MODEL: 18K Gold Clad 1507
ALTUS SINCE: 2009
AFFILIATION: GRAMMY Nominated International Soloist, Founder and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Flute Society & Festival
GENRE: Latin | World
INFLUENCES: Lisa Gerrard | Paula Robison | Hildegard von Bingen
Viviana Guzman is a GRAMMY Nominated International Soloist. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Flute Society & Festival, teaches the Flutes by the Sea Masterclass, is the Co-Founder of The Flute View Magazine, and a TEDx Speaker.
Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán (www.viviana.org) performs over 50 concerts a year throughout the world. Her most recent recording “Traveling Sonata” received a Grammy Nomination. She has been seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español and has performed in 123 countries, and in all 7 continents including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, Japan, China, Argentina, Greece. She has performed as soloist with 75 ensembles including orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Philippines, in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and 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 “Music in the Mountains”. Ms. Guzmán studied with Albert Tipton and in Masterclasses with James Galway, and graduated from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Julius Baker.
A former member of the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony, Viviana has released eight CD’s. Viviana Guzman is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Flute Society & Festival, Flutes by the Sea Masterclasses, Co-Founder and Editor of “The Flute View Magazine”, and is an Altus Flutes Artist. Last season included appearances in New Orleans, Honolulu, American Samoa, Mexico, Thailand, Panama, Peru, Chile, and as a soloist with the Philippines Symphony Orchestra in Manila and this season includes performances in Argentina, Philippines, Taiwan, Tahiti, Easter Island, California, and as a soloist with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra as well as with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.