Violin Teacher
Patricia Q.

Patricia was born in Havana, Cuba, and started playing the violin at the age of eight. She graduated in Music Violin Performance from The Superior Institute of Arts, University in Havana, Cuba. Since then, she has performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana and the Philharmonic orchestra of Caracas, Venezuela. Patricia worked as a Concertmaster at the Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra in Cuba, and Chamber Orchestra of Havana. She has played in orchestras conducted by renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Gustavo Dudamel, and she founded the Havana String Quartet, and collaborated with artists such as Leo Brouwer, E. Gismonti, and Edin Karamazov. Patricia as a member of the Sphinx Virtuosi has toured around the country in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Library of Congress bringing classical music, masterclasses, and outreach activities to communities nationwide, including students of all ages.

Patricia holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a Diploma in Solo Performance, and a Performers Diploma in Chamber Music from the Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Professor Mauricio Fuks and Pacifica Quartet. Patricia besides performing also enjoys teaching! She was part of the faculty at the Institute Superior of Arts, and the Conservatory of Music Amadeo Roldan in Cuba, as well as an Assistant-teacher of Professor Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University. Recently, as one of the Community Embedded Musicians at the Houston Symphony she was involved in developing and teaching orchestra-based classroom lessons and pre-concert visits for elementary, middle, and high school students. Patricia’s goal for her students is to have fun with the instrument and love the process of learning it.