Founded in 2005, our studio has grown to become one of the finest and strongest studios in the Tri-County area. As a devoted pedagogue, Ms. Peraza teaches traditional and Suzuki methods, chamber music, and music theory. PMW student ages range from 3 through 18.
Students from Peraza Music Workshop have won numerous competitions in Ohio and across the country. Many have continued their musical studies at some of the finest schools of in the country, such as The Juilliard School, Indiana University, Northwestern University, Michigan University, Miami University, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), among others.
We attribute the standard of excellence of Peraza Music Workshop to the dedication, love, and passion that we have for each student. We want our students to succeed and to learn well. We have an excellent faculty and we hold our students to a very high standard. Each member of our faculty is highly skilled and experienced in teaching and performing their particular instrument.
The PMW has been awarded the Outstanding Orchestra Award, Gold Level Award, and the Adjudicator's Award at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in Chicago and Washington DC for consecutive years.
The Peraza Music Workshop Ensemble has performed at Cincinnati Music Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Strathmore Hall in Washington DC and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Violinist Marion Peraza was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She began her musical career as a member of Venezuela's Youth Orchestra El Sistema. Her principal teachers include Jose Francisco Del Castillo (Simón Bolívar Conservatory), Margaret Pardee (Juilliard School),
the Tokyo Quartet, and the Vermeer Quartet.
As a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, she has toured Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil, France and Spain, and participated in seven CD recordings under the Dorian Records label.
Ms. Peraza was selected to be part of the Latin-American Violin Academy under the tutelage of Jose Francisco Del Castillo. Through her tenure with the Academy, Marion found herself being a featured soloist with all major Venezuelan orchestras. This honor continued with her being a featured soloist with orchestras in the US and Canada.
Ms. Peraza has taught master classes at numerous universities and festivals across the country, Colombia, Bermuda, and Venezuela.
As first violin of the Cuarteto de Cuerdas América, she has played festivals, universities, and concert series in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, and the United States, garnering many excellent press reviews along the way. She has collaborated with composers such as Joan Tower, Susan Botti, and Ricardo Lorenz. She also has premiered works by composers Roland Vasquez, John Ferrito, Diogenes Ribas, Diana Arismendi, and Arcangel Castillo- Olivari.
She has received many awards and most recently, she received the Noveau Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Arts by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the 2018-2019 Ohio Private Teacher of the Year Award by the Ohio String Teachers Association.
Marion Peraza is the co-founder of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Noveau Chamber Players, a music program for African-American and Latino High School students in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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