Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán (http://www.Viviana.org) performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world. Her latest album “Traveling Sonata” received a Grammy Nomination. She has been featured on programs for PBS, NBC, and NPR, seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español and has played in 123 countries including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, and Greece featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Her music video was aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, and Montana, in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and on 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. Ms. Guzmán studied with James Galway, and Albert Tipton and graduated from the Juilliard School. Viviana has released 11 CD’s entitled, “Telemann Flute Fantasies” (2002), “Planet Flute” (1997), and “Danza de Amor” (2002), “Mostly Tango” (2002) and “Serenity” (National Geographic 2002) “Meditations for Flute” (2006), “World of Music” (2008),“Argentine Music”(2009), “Traveling Sonata” Reference Recordings (2013), “Byzantium” (2014), “Mediation for Performers” (2014).
Viviana Guzman Reviews:
“…this breathtaking CD features the pristine musical voices of Viviana Guzmán on flute and Jérémy Jouve on guitar. From the very first piece, Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Pavane, Op. 50,’ Guzmán and Jouve weave their instruments through and within each other — breeze to waterfall, sway to jangle. And all throughout their recording, the auditory caravan of Guzmán and Jouve, contues to take listeners along a sunlit journey through Maurice Ravel’s ‘Boléro’ and ‘Pièce en forme de Habenera’ and on through Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne No. 1’ and ‘Gymnopédie No. 1.’” — Jean Bartlett, Coastal Connections