YAS Spotlight on Mateo Garza
YAS 25TH ANNIVERSARY STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Mateo Garza, 20, is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music. Over the past 11 years, additional instructors include Isabelle Senger, Randall Weiss, Jeffery Multer, Diane Allen, and Wilma Hens, among others. He has held principal positions, including Concertmaster, while attending the Eastern Music Festival (EMF) multiple times.
He is a four-time winner of merit scholarships from EMF, a recipient of a merit scholarship from the Bowdoin International Music Festival, a six-time recipient of the Sunriver Music Festival Young Artists Scholarship, and received both the Eastman Artist Scholarship and the Hamlin Scholarship from Eastman.
Mateo's extensive chamber music experience includes being a principal member of High Desert Chamber Music’s Spotlight Chamber Players from 2011 until 2019, as well as a founding member of the Jones Road String Quartet. He grew up in Bend, attended Redmond Proficiency Academy, and debuted with the Central Oregon Symphony in 2012.
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