Research Areas: Historical Performance Practice
Costa Rican violinist Guillermo Salas-Suárez is currently working towards a doctoral degree in Historical Performance at Case Western Reserve University, under Dr. Julie Andrijeski. Previously he studied with Bulgarian pedagogue Dr. Borislava Iltcheva. He can be seen performing with a myriad of ensembles, including the Austin, Indianapolis, and Atlanta Baroque Orchestras, the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye (France), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Heredia (Costa Rica), among others. His musicological research has been featured in conferences at Indiana and Boston Universities. Mr. Salas-Suárez has shared the stage with conductors and soloists such as Manfred Honeck, Yefim Bronfman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lang Lang, and Renée Fleming, in venues such as the Sala São Paulo, the Aspen Music Festival, and the National Theatres of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras. In the field of Historical Performance, he has collaborated and trained with seminal figures like Malcolm Bilson, Jeanne Lamon, Paolo Pandolfo, Barthold Kuijken, Ryo Terakado, Enrico Gatti, and Stanley Ritchie, at the early music festivals in Boston, Bloomington, Amherst (US), Urbino (Italy), Daroca (Spain), and Saintes (France). As concertmaster and soloist, he has appeared with the Sewanee Symphony, the Honduras Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Camerata San Carlos.