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Varinia Oyola-Rebaza is a versatile violist and celebrated chamber musician born in Lima, Peru. A graduate of the Juilliard School, and the Royal Academy of Music in London, she has performed across England, Europe, North and South America, in renowned venues such as Conway Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Auditorio de la Diputacion (Spain) and St. Margaret’s church at Westminster Abbey.
An avid promoter of contemporary music, she has collaborated and performed alongside Garth Knox, worked closely with composer Andrew Norman and has premiered several chamber music works. Currently she has commissioned and is the dedicatee of several solo viola works by English and Peruvian composers to be premiered in the upcoming seasons.
As a chamber musician she has won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2018 Massimo Antonelli International Chamber Music Competition in Italy as violist of the Alauda String Quartet with whom she performed across Europe. Most recently she was honoured as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an accolade reserved for alumni who have contributed significantly to their field.
Her principal teachers are Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, Christine Rutlege, David Holland and Garfield Jackson.
She plays a viola by Bernard Fendt (England, 1840) generously on loan from the Royal Academy of Music Museum Collection.