THE DYANN & E. JOEL WESP CHAIR
Violinist Victoria Moreira, founding member of the Kaia String Quartet, has performed extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia and South America. First Prizewinner of Viva El Tango Agustin Carlevaro Competition and Music Director of the American Tango Institute, Moreira’s diverse musical background keeps her involved internationally in the Tango scene.
Her latest recording projects include Latinoamerica with Kaia String Quartet, a cd of all Latin-American works and a co-production with Mark Sonksen of Vicisitudes with Tangata Ensemble. Previous projects include Sonksen’s Postales del Sur and Argentina Tango on Stage, with Carlos Marzan and his ensemble in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Moreira has been involved as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician in Chicago as concertmistress of Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of Northbrook Symphony. She has also performed in the Chicago Latino Music Festival since 2007 has been involved with the Chicago Tango Festival since 2006.
In addition to her membership with the Kaia String Quartet, she has also collaborated with the Ondas Ensemble, and the MAVerik Ensemble. She was also winner of the 2010 DePaul Concerto Competition.
Moreira is a faculty member at DePaul University Community Music Division and has a private studio in the Chicago area. Some of her educational projects include Tango workshops for violinists at Old Town School of Folk Music, outreach concerts of Tango and Latin American Music in public schools through Evanston in School Music Association and outreach workshops with Promotora de las Bellas Artes in Mexico.
Moreira studied at Escuela Universitaria de Musica, Montevideo Uruguay under Jorge Risi, received her Bachelor of Music at Roosevelt University under Vadim Gluzman and her Master of Music and Artist Certificate at DePaul University under Ilya Kaler. She also did a residency at Northern Illinois University with the Kaia String Quartet under the tutelage of the Avalon String Quartet.