Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, TEDxSpeaker, Viviana Guzmán (http://www.Viviana.org) has been featured on programs for CNN, PBS, NPR and NBC, seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español. Viviana has performed in 127 countries and has has released 13 albums and her latest CD “Traveling Sonata” received a GRAMMY Nomination. Her music videos have been aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries and her YouTube Channel boasts over 2.5 Million views. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she has performed in Carnegie Hall five times and has played as soloist with orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Vietnam, Philippines, Argentina, among others. Viviana is the Founder of the San Francisco Flute Society, Flutes by the Sea, Flute Queen Beauty, and Co-Founder of The Flute View Magazine. Viviana teaches Flute at UC Santa Cruz.
Described by the New York Times as "an imaginative artist," Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán (www.viviana.org) performs over 50 concerts a year throughout the world. Her most recent recording “Traveling Sonata” received a GRAMMY Nomination. She gave a very successful TEDxBerkeley Talk, presenting just before Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc., and presented alongside Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Ghandi’s Grandson. She has been featured on programs for CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, Good Morning America and NPR, seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español and has performed in 127 countries, and in all 7 continents including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, Japan, China, Argentina, Greece, Antarctica often featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Her YouTube Channel boasts over 2.5 million views and her music videos have been aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries. She has performed as soloist with 265 ensembles including orchestras in Russia, Chile, Brazil, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Philippines, in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close. Viviana began her musical training at the age of 5 and won her first competition at 7. By the age of 15, she played as a soloist with orchestra, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal, and was featured on a John Denver nationally televised NBC special "Music in the Mountains". Ms. Guzmán studied with Albert Tipton and in Masterclasses with James Galway, and graduated from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Julius Baker. A former member of the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony, Viviana has released ten multi-genre solo CD’s entitled, "Telemann Flute Fantasies" (classical), “Planet Flute” (world), and “Danza de Amor” (latin), “A World of Music” (world), “Mostly Tango” (tango) and "Serenity" (National Geographic) "Meditations" (new age), "Argentine Music" (world) “Traveling Sonata” (classical), and “Voice of the Whale” (world). Last season included appearances in New Orleans, Honolulu, American Samoa, Mexico, Thailand, Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Taiwan, Tahiti, Easter Island, California, and as a soloist with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Hanoi (Vietnam) Symphony Orchestra, and the Philippines Symphony Orchestra in Manila. Viviana has taught masterclasses in over 50 universities throughout the world including The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory, Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, Jakarta Conservatory, Beijing Central Conservatory, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore, Hanoi Conservatory of Music, Malaya Conservatory of Music in Kuala Lumpur, among others. Viviana Guzman teaches Flute at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Flute Society & Festival, Founder of Flutes by the Sea Masterclasses, Co-Founder of The Flute View Magazine, and is an Altus Flutes Artist.