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Alexander Saldarriaga

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Alex Saldarriaga is a classically-trained violinist who runs his private violin teaching practice out of his home studio in Tarpon Springs, FL. He has been performing as a violin soloist and member of various music ministries for over 40 years throughout several South Florida churches in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties (St. Philip, Church of the Epiphany, St. Hugh, St. John Neumann, St. Edward, St. Gregory, St. Patrick, All Saints, and Blessed Sacrament). He served as a violin instructor at the Academy of the Arts at NSU University School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2018. And he completed the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School of Music in June 2021 and the Violin Mastermind Program in 2023 with Dylana Jenson, one of the greatest artist-teachers in the world today. Alex first studied violin with Mr. Bernard Minzer, who was a student of Mishel Piastro, the former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and star pupil of the great violin pedagogue, Leopold Auer. Alex later completed his violin studies with the distinguished Dutch violinist, conductor, and teacher, Prof. Hendrik de Blij, who was the first violin professor at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Prof. de Blij studied with Oskar Back and Carl Flesch, two of the greatest violin pedagogues of the 20th century. Alex served as Prof. de Blij’s violin teaching assistant, preparing advanced students to audition for the leading music conservatories. The foundations of Alex’s teaching philosophy and methods encompass the very best of both the Franco-Belgian and Russian schools of traditional, classical violin playing. Alex has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral member at Florida International University and the University of Miami. He is inspired by the artistry of Henryk Wieniawski, Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, David Oistrakh, and Aaron Rosand, all of them great artist-teachers. Alex plays on a fine violin made by Dereck Coons in 2019 and inspired by the 1730 “ex Kreisler” Guarneri del Gesu, currently held at the U.S. Library of Congress. Please visit Lessons.com or Thumbtack.com for additional information and customer reviews.

3363 Misty Pond Court Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

786-390-5916

asaldarr@gmail.com