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Viviana Guzman is a virtuoso flutist, composer, dancer and poet, who performs over 80 concerts a year, and has played in 74 countries. She has been described by the New York Times as "an imaginative artist." It has also been said of her that "Guzman may be the first flutist since her teacher Jean-Pierre Rampal, to be able to establish a sustaining solo career."
Born in Concepcion, Chile, Guzman came to the United States as a child in order to get medical treatment for displaced hips, and now lives near San Francisco, California. By the age of 15, she played as a soloist with orchestra, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and was featured on NBC's nationally televised John Denver music special.Flutist soothes lifes troubles with music, Heather Knight, The San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2001. Ms. Guzman has also studied with Albert Tipton, James Galway, and Julius Baker.
Guzman attended Rice University on fellowship, first with an emphasis on medicine; subsequently, she chose music as her career path and attended the Juilliard School on scholarship. Ms. Guzman gave her New York recital debut at the Carnegie Hall Recital Hall.
Allmusic.com, 2008, webpage
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