Jesús Andrés Guzman
Harmony Violin Instructor
Born in Vargas, Venezuela, Jesus began to study violin at the age of 7 years old. He was trained at the Latin American Violin Academy in Caracas, Venezuela with the Master Francisco Del Castillo. Jesus holds a degree in violin performance from the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music, as well as an associate degree in Soloist Violin performance.
Jesus played professionally for 5 years as a member of the first violin section of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela under direction of Gustavo Dudamel and Diego Matheuz. With this ensemble, he participated in a number of International and National Tours. Jesus has had the opportunity to perform with important international conductors such as Simon Rattle, Maxime Pascal, Christian Vasquez, Dick Van Gasteren, and many others. Jesus also has played in different masterclasses with extraordinary violin masters such as Guy Braunstein, Thibault Vieux and Alexis Cardenas. Most recently, Jesus received a special mention in the Medici International Competition in 2021.