Luis Eduardo Cuevas
Luis Eduardo Cuevas is a Venezuelan violinist who began to study violin with his father at the age of seven. He continued his studies with Virginie Robilliard at the Mozarteum Caracas School of Music. Mr. Cuevas has won awards at the National Violin Competition Maurice Hasson, the Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy Competition, The Young Virtuosos of Tomorrow, Temple University Concerto Competition, and keeping with his Venezuelan roots, has won first place on three editions at The Violin Festival of Los Andes, playing Venezuelan folk popular music.
He has participated in master classes with musicians such as Takashi Shimizu, Augustin Hadelich, Donald Weilerstein, Dmitri Berlinsky, Kristoff Barati, Paul Kantor, Maurice Hasson, among others. He has performed with major orchestras such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Merida State Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, and ArCoNet Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the most important social project in Venezuela, “El Sistema,” he joined the Regional Youth Orchestra of Merida as concertmaster and has joined the Merida State Symphony Orchestra. He was also a member of the first violin section of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Luis has performed with the world-renowned pianist Monique Duphil, Dalí Quartet, Gurrufío Ensemble (one of the most influential groups in Venezuelan and Latin American music), and has attended many important festivals such as Market Square concerts (2013), Colón Music Festival as soloist and faculty member, Dalí Quartet International Music Festival, Techne Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the 2016 and 2017 Classical Music Institute summer education program in San Antonio, Texas.