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Victoria Moreira

Violinist Victoria Moreira, founding member of the Kaia String Quartet, has performed extensively throughout the USA and her native Uruguay in venues such as the Chicago Cultural Arts Center, Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Harris Theater, United Nations and Teatro Solis, Montevideo Uruguay. She has also performed at the Orford Center for the Arts in Canada and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, among other venues in China.

First Prize winner of Viva El Tango Agustin Carlevaro Competition, Moreira’s diverse musical background keeps her involved internationally in the Tango scene. Her latest recording project as co-producer of Mark Sonksen’s Vicisitudes with Tangata Ensemble is expected to be released in 2012 being her third tango record collaboration. Previous projects include Sonksen’s Postales del Sur and Argentina tango on stage, with Carlos Marzan and his ensemble in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also performed in the Chicago Latino Music Festival since 2007 with ensembles such as the Latin American-focused ensemble, Ondas and has been involved with the Chicago Tango Festival and American Tango Institute since 2006.

Moreira has been involved as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician in Chicago as concertmistress of Oistrach Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of Northbrook Symphony. In addition to her membership with the Ondas Ensemble, she has also collaborated with the MAVerik Ensemble, a Chicago-based group focusing on contemporary classical music. She was also winner of the 2010 DePaul Concerto Competition.

As a faculty member at DePaul University Community Music Division Moreira maintains a studio at the institution as well as a private studio in the Chicago area. Some of her educational projects include Tango workshops for violinists at Old Town School of Folk Music and outreach concerts of Tango and Latin American Music in public schools through Evanston in School Music Association.
Moreira studied at Escuela Universitaria de Musica, Montevideo Uruguay under Jorge Risi, received her Bachelor of Music at Roosevelt University under Vadim Gluzman and her Master of Music and Artist Certificate at DePaul University under Ilya Kaler.