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Faculty - Violin/Viola

Renata Guitart__________________________

Renata was born in Havana, Cuba. She began her musical education in Manuel Saumell Conservatory when she was 8 years old with Ala Taran, a teacher from the Ukraine. Miss Guitart graduated High School from the Esteban Salas Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, where she earned the Teacher and Player of Violin Certificate in 1989.  She was then awarded a full scholarship to continue her studies in the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana.  Miss Guitart participated in Competitions within the Santiago de Cuba winning the 3rd Prize in 1984 and the 2nd Prize in 1987. She also won the 3rd Prize in the National Competition in 1987.  Renata has been playing in professional orchestras since she was 14 years old. She toured the country with the Easter Symphony Orchestra. From 1992 – 1995 she was concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba as well as a member of the prestgious Camerata Brindis de Salas Chamber Orchestra.  In 1994 she toured Spain with performing also in the Autumm Festival of Madrid. In 1995 she emigrated to the United States where she received a scholarship to finish her musical studies in the University. While studying at the University she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in both Violin and Viola Performance. She studied with Glenn Basham, Robert Rozek and Pamela McConnell. She has performed with the Boca Pops Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, Symphony of the Americas, and the Miami Symphony with which she performed in Carnegie Hall.  She currently performs with the Naples Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Opera, she is the violist in Quartetto Stringendo the quartet-in-residence at Palm Beach and is on the Faculty of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Department. Atlantic University of Miami of Miami Province