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London-based concert violist Varinia Oyola-Rebaza is an award-winning classical musician. Born in Lima, Peru, she has garnered international recognition as a solo violist and chamber musician. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Alice Tully Hall (New York), Conway Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Auditorio Santa Ursula (Peru), Auditorio de la Diputación (Spain), and St. Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey.

In 2019, Varinia was awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for her significant contributions to the classical music profession. Other awards include the Enterprise Fund from the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2021, the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship from the Juilliard School, and the 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 International Chamber Music Competition "Massimo Antonelli" in Italy, as violist of the Alauda Quartet.
Upcoming engagements include a recital tour in South America with acclaimed Hungarian pianist Mihály Berecz, concerto appearances in her home country as well as in the UK, with the North London Sinfonia, and chamber music collaborations with the Bolivian Chamber Music Society.  As a passionate advocate of Peruvian contemporary music, she will give the world premiere of a viola concerto dedicated to her by Peruvian composer Rafael Junchaya. Other projects include arranging and adapting traditional Peruvian music for the viola. Furthermore, she is committed to bringing music to underserved communities through outreach performances.

Varinia has taken part in prominent chamber music festivals such as the Britten-Pears Chamber Music Residency at  Snape Maltings, and Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus in Germany. In addition, she attended masterclasses with Yuri Bashmet at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.

Varinia graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School in New York City on a full scholarship, under the tutelage of Heidi Castleman and Steven Tenembom. She furthered her musical studies at the University of Iowa, where she served as a viola teaching assistant under Christine Rutledge, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she earned a Professional Diploma under the guidance of Garfield Jackson. Varinia plays on a viola made by the contemporary maker Hiroshi Iizuka and a 19th-century French bow generously on loan from the Royal Academy of Music Museum Collection.

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