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 featuring works of the baroque period. 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.
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.
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.