Festival

The Bolivia Clásica Festival was envisioned as a platform to receive world-class soloists as well as to showcase Bolivian talent, thereby enriching the cultural landscape both within Bolivia and on the international level. Long overlooked as part of the global concert circuit, Bolivia is being brought into the fold as a destination of choice. We are constantly searching for unusual and exciting venues to present concerts across the country to complement the relatively limited existing infrastructure of traditional theatres and auditoriums. The festival is being held every two years and takes place in August.
In 2016 we welcomed conductor David Stern to lead the Bolivia Clasica Youth Chamber Orchestra in a series of concerts. Soprano Sara Hershkowitz and violinist Katharina Wolff completed the lineup, along with pianist Ana-Maria Vera.

2014 marked the return of an iconic figure in Bolivia, internationally acclaimed violinist Jaime Laredo. Joining him were American cellist Sharon Robinson and Bolivian-American pianist Ana-Maria Vera. Laredo conducted the Bolivia Clásica Youth Chamber Orchestra in several of the performances, which took place in La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

Sharon Robinsons - American Cellist

Sharon Robinson – American Cellist

Jaime Laredo - Violinist and Conductor

Jaime Laredo – Violinist and Conductor

Ana-María Vera Pianist

Ana-María Vera Pianist

The festival took place in August 2012 and included recitals and chamber music concerts by distinguished international soloists, and performances by the Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of William Lacey in Tarija, El Alto and La Paz.

William Lacey - British Conductor

William Lacey – British Conductor

Matt Hunt - British clarinetist

Matt Hunt – British clarinetist

Leticia Moreno - Spanish Violinist

Leticia Moreno – Spanish Violinist

Jennifer Stumm - American Violist

Jennifer Stumm – American Violist

Guy Johnston - British Cellist

Guy Johnston – British Cellist

Eric Hosler - American Violinist

Eric Hosler – American Violinist

Ken Aiso - Japanese Violinist

Ken Aiso – Japanese Violinist

Ana-María Vera - Pianist

Ana-María Vera – Pianist

In October 2011 we brought six top-level soloists to Bolivia for twelve days to perform concerts in La Paz and outlying areas including Lake Titicaca. A youth chamber orchestra was assembled and Bolivian musicians showcased in these concerts, most of which were free to the public.

Philip Dukes - British Violist

Philip Dukes – British Violist

Ana-María Vera - Pianist

Ana-María Vera – Pianist

Katharine Gowers - British Violinist

Katharine Gowers – British Violinist

Eric J. Hosler - American Violinist

Eric Hosler – American Violinist

Adrian Brendel - British Cellist

Adrian Brendel – British Cellist

Camila Barrientos - Bolivian Clarinetist

Camila Barrientos – Bolivian Clarinetist