Sergio Reyes – violin

Sergio R. Reyes Mendoza is a Guatemalan violinist, composer, arranger, and educator residing in New York City for almost three decades. Passionate about the arts, literature, and Guatemalan History he draws inspiration in events and challenges from Guatemalan and Latin American contemporary societies for his original compositions for symphony orchestra and chamber music.After years of academic music training, he has become a versatile performer who treasures the many musical traditions from throughout Latin America, considering them key factors to raise awareness of culture, education, and identity within new generations.During  his extensive career path in New York City, since 1993, he has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Blue Note Jazz Club, amongst others. He has shared the stage with internationally renowned artists such as Frederica von Stade (soprano), Clive Lythgoe (pianist), Danny Rivera (song-writer, activist) and Argentine musicians who worked with tango master Astor Piazzolla, such as  Pablo Ziegler (piano), Héctor Del Curto (bandoneon), Raúl Jaurena (bandoneon), and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon), amongst others.Mr. Reyes studied violin and composition at Interlochen Arts Academy, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music. In Europe he attended the Mozart European Academy (Poland) and the Ecoles d’Arts Américaines (Fointanebleau, France). In 1998, 2018, 2019, and 2020 he was awarded in the Certamen Permanente Centroamericano ’15 de septiembre’, in Guatemala, with his chamber and choral music compositions La ChamuscaA las poetas de este tiempo, 4 poemas de Humberto Ak’abal, and Miradas azules.