Artist Statement

In my career as a performer and an educator, I have positioned Latin-American repertoire at the forefront of my research because I believe it is necessary to assure the sustainability and continuous relevance of the genre, as well as of Latin-American traditions, values and presence.

My role as a classical bassoonist has allowed me to include Latin-American art music in recitals and recordings, to take Latin American music and its richness to national and international festivals and conferences, and to open an outlet for living Latin-American composers for their music to be commissioned, performed, acknowledged and authenticated.

Art is validated by the amount of lives that are transformed by its power. As I go forth unveiling Latin art music, I will continue finding my individual voice while becoming a leader and an ambassador of inclusiveness and multiculturalism through the power of music.