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Veronica Salas, Viola

Veronica Salas

Veronica Salas, a native of Chile, is a versatile performer and teacher who has been featured as soloist, chamber musician and master class artist throughout the world. As soloist Salas has performed with Mostly Mozart, Aspen Music Festival, USC Symphony, CW Post Orchestra, Colonial and Westfield Symphonies. Under the auspices of the State Department, she has given recitals and master classes in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan as well as touring the Greek Isles as violist of the Elysium String Quartet. Additional international venues include Japan with Mostly Mozart and New York Pops, Italy as principal violist of the Spoleto Festival and Europe with Barbra Streisand. Salas has performed chamber music with Yoyo Ma, Eric Friedman, Lawrence Dutton, Joseph Fuchs, Stanley Drucker and is a member of Pierrot Consort, Elysium Ensemble, Modern Works, Canta Libre, Bronx Arts Ensemble and Queens Chamber Band in which she also plays concertos on viola d’amore. The release of the Modern Works recording of Ge Gan-Ru String Quartets on the Naxos label, was chosen by the critics of The New York Times as a notable recording of 2009. Other recordings include a Virgil Thomson CD where Salas is a featured artist, and all Mozart CD with Stanley Drucker and the Bach Brandenburg concerti featuring Lukas Foss both on the Elysium label. Salas has performed at the White House as acting principal of the Eos Orchestra and is presently principal violist of American Composers Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Manhattan Philharmonic, Phantom of the Opera on ‘Broadway and Westfield Symphony. She is on the faculties of Long Island University and Bennington Chamber Music Conference. Salas received her BMA, MMA and DMA from the Juilliard School where she studied with Lillian Fuchs.