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Beatriz Ortiz Romero
Viola

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Beatriz Ortiz Romero was born in Mérida and made her debut on the viola at the age of ten with the El Sistema Orquestas of Venezuela. Two years later, she started playing with professional orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Ciudad Guayana, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Mérida, the Sinfónica Rafael Urdaneta and the Orquesta Nacional Infantil de Venezuela under the baton of conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Christian Vásquez and Sir Simon Rattle. She has studied under Domingo Mujica (Solo Viola at the Orchestre du Capitole in Toulouse) at the Toulouse Regional Conservatory and under Louis Fima at the Paris Regional Conservatory where she was awarded the Prize for Viola and then her advanced diploma in 2013. Throughout her training, the violist followed the masterclasses of César Suárez, Randolph Kelly and Antoine Tamestit. During her studies in France she played with the Orchestre National du Capitole in Toulouse, the French Youth Orchestra, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre Prométhée and l'Orchestre. An avid aficionado of the string quartet, she was unanimously awarded two chamber music prizes summa cum laude. She took the Second Chamber Music Prize at the Bellan International Competition in 2016 with the Naos Quartet from the class of the Ysaÿe Quartet. She performed with her own ensemble at London’s Wigmore Hall with the Ébène Quartet. Beatriz Ortiz Romero entered the Paris Opera Academy in September 2017.