About Us


BOLIVIA CLÁSICA is a classical music project created to empower the next generation of Bolivian musicians through international cultural exchange. It enlists top musicians from all over the world to work closely with Bolivian talents between the ages of five and twenty-five, and includes a biennial festival to draw high-profile soloists to a country long isolated from the international music circuit but which has all the ingredients to become a destination of choice. The brainchild of Bolivian-American pianist Ana-Maria Vera, its mission is to enhance the quality of cultural life in Bolivia and create opportunities for young people, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds, by spearheading a movement towards excellence in all fields.
The Bolivia Clásica music education programme has been made possible through sponsorship from both the private and the public sector, within Bolivia and internationally. Although we are actively finding ways of becoming more self-sustaining, we will continue to rely on support from sponsors to ensure standards of excellence and our ability to accept students from all walks of life.

Fundación Bolivia Clásica

The Fundación Bolivia Clásica is a non-profit organization which was founded in January 2014 as a mechanism to raise funds, receive donations, and facilitate institutional collaborations world-wide in order to promote arts and culture in Bolivia.
President: Ana-Maria Vera
Vice-President: Gonzalo Montenegro
Treasurer: Ricardo Estrada
Members: Eduardo Quintanilla, Armando Vera, Sonia Bustillos, Samuel Burgoa, Maria Aguilar.

Bolivia Clásica Ltd.

Our charitable trust in the United Kingdom
(Registration number: 1149817)
Jose Maria Linares
Sanjay Nazerali
Ana-Maria Vera

Bolivia Clasica Foundation

The Bolivia Clasica Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the United States, which was founded in January 2016 as a mechanism to raise funds, receive donations and grants, and facilitate institutional collaborations world-wide in order to promote arts and culture in Bolivia, with a particular emphasis on quality music education for at-risk children and youth.

Richard Tager
Paul Sekhri
Ana-Maria Vera
Dennis Paul
John Dunton-Downer

About the Founder

Pianist and Bolivia Clásica founder Ana-Maria Vera grew up in Washington D.C., but her affinity for her father’s native Bolivia was powerful from an early age. Ana-Maria was already touring with orchestras worldwide when she discovered her paternal homeland at age nine. Her grandmother was a “chola” who lived in the heart of the bustling witches market, and from this vantage point the rich indigenous culture as well as the striking social injustices left an indelible impression.


We’d love to hear from you!

C. Pedro Salazar #2451, Sopocachi,
La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz office: +(591) 2 2440310
Director of the Music Programme: + (591) 71720253
London office: + (44) 7813 021950