Daniel Vega-Albela

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Born in Mexico City, Daniel Vega-Albela started studying violin with Yuriko Kuronuma. At fifteen, he won silver medal in the first National Violin Competition in Mexico City. At sixteen, he traveled to New York City, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Mannes College of Music, under the guidance of Sally Thomas. He has played with many ensembles in the United States, such as the St. Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, the Amherst Collegium Musicum, the Opus 1 String Ensemble, the Asparagus Valley Chamber Ensemble, and the Western New York Chamber Players. He has toured Japan and Mexico, and has had many appearances with different orchestras throughout Mexico. He has also worked with several chamber and symphony orchestras in Mexico, such as the Orquesta de Cámara de Morelos, the Camerata de Torreón, the Camerata de Roberto Kolb and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.

From 1994 to 1997, he was instructor of violin at the Academia Yuriko Kuronuma in Mexico City, and in 1997, he joined the Conservatorio de las Rosas to teach violin performance and to play with their new music ensemble, the Ensamble de las Rosas. While with the Ensamble de las Rosas, he performed at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico, and played concertmaster for the recording of Luis Jaime Cortez’s opera Las Tentaciones de San Antonio. From 2001 to 2003, he was violin Instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His devotion to teaching has already yielded some important results: he is featured in the 2004 and 2005 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

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