Ana María Quintero
Ana María Quintero was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1993, and began her studies at the age of six with her mother, Clara Muñoz. Ms. Quintero graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas School of Music, where she studied Violin Performance and Chamber Music under the tutelage of Maestro Fabio Santana. She holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from New Mexico State University, where she studied with Professor Simón Gollo.
Ms. Quintero was principal second violinist, concertmaster and member of the Orquesta Filarmónica Juvenil de Cámara de Bogotá (Philharmonic Youth Chamber Orchestra of Bogotá) between 2013 and 2017. Ms. Quintero has been a guest performer with several chamber music ensembles including Camerata del Sol, La Catrina String Quartet, the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Lensic Festival Orchestra. Ms. Quintero was a violinist for the New Mexico Philharmonic for their 2019-2020 season and is currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale. She is also a teaching artist for Tocando Music Project, an El Sistema-modeled program at the border city of Tornillo, Texas. Ms. Quintero is a proud recipient of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) initiative by the Sphinx Organization, which offers Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Through this initiative she has gotten a chance to be mentored by Derek Powell (National Symphony Orchestra) and Catherine Van Hoesen (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra).
Ms. Quintero plays on a violin built by French luthier Ghaleb Hassan.