Photo by Wolf-Dieter Grabner
I am a Costa Rican artist based in Vienna | Austria. I began playing the violin at the age of 3 at the Instituto Nacional de Música | Costa Rica. My musical education involved piano lessons and choir as well as playing in an orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil, Camerata and later Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil). Classical ballet, contemporary dance and painting lessons were part of my artistic development already at a very early age. In 2002 I moved to Linz | Austria with my family where I continued taking violin lessons first with Wolfhart Schuster and later with Marcus Wall. I did well at the Prima la Music Competition (1st prize) and played numerous concerts as a young soloist around Upper Austria. My violin teacher, Marcus Wall, really pushed me to shine on stage, something I will be forever grateful for. I moved to Vienna to study Architecture while working as a free-lance musician. After 5 years of venturing the worlds of Architecture, I decided to devote myself fully to music. I had been writing songs since I was 13, but it was until I turned 20 that I started approaching song-writing in a more serious way. In search for more precision, I started composing. I experimented a lot with sound aesthetics in my early 20’s and had the luck to always find musicians to try out my music. With time I have created a pool of fantastic string players with whom I perform my music in different constellations. When I am not making music, I am painting portraits with oils.
The language of my artistic work is dramatic and very theatrical. My main aim is to expose emotions through art. Making my ideas come to life is my biggest passion and I do everything I can to make them happen.
Violin lessons (age 3 - 19) with Mercedes Moreno, Guido Calvo, Wolfhart Schuster, Marcus Wall
Ballet (age 4 - 14), Modern Dance (age 8 - 14), Flamenco (age 11 - 14)
Choir (age 4 - 9)
Piano lessons (age 6 - 9)
Painting lessons (age 7 - 14)
Guitar lessons (age 13 - 14)
Singing lessons since 2019 with Oliver Wejwar.
2006 - 2007 University of Applied Arts, Vienna; class Zaha Hadid
2007 - 2011 Vienna University of Technology
2014 - 2016 University of Vienna