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London-based concert violist Varinia Oyola-Rebaza is an award-winning classical musician. A passionate performer, she shares her love for the viola's unique sound world with her international audience and with underserved communities alike. As an accomplished chamber musician and recitalist, she has performed in renowned venues such as St. John Smith Square and Conway Hall (London), Alice Tully Hall (New York), Auditorio Santa Ursula (Peru), and St. Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey to name a few.
Her honours included being appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)  for her contributions to the music field in 2019, the Enterprise Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2021 and the 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition "Massimo Antonelli" in Italy in 2018, as violist of the Alauda Quartet.
Committed to bringing music outside the concert hall, Varinia has performed in prisons, nursing homes, and for survivors of the 2007  earthquake in her home country Peru.
Currently, she can be heard in recitals around the UK with her duo partner concert pianist Ana Gogava. Upcoming collaborations in 2023 include a recital tour in South America with the acclaimed Hungarian pianist Mihály Berecz and appearances as a concerto soloist with the North London Sinfonia in the UK. In Peru, she will give the world premiere of Rafael Junchaya's viola concerto "Aino",  specially dedicated to her. In demand as an improviser and arranger, other projects include arranging and adapting traditional Peruvian music for the viola.
Varinia has taken part in festivals such as Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus (Germany), Snape Maltings Britten-Pears Chamber Music Residency, Great Mountains Music Festival (South Korea), and the Barenboim-Said Akademie Masterclasses (Berlin). She has also collaborated with prominent musicians and composers such as Garth Knox, and Andrew Norman, and members of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players, and the Detroit and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras. 
Varinia holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School as a full scholarship student, a Master of Arts at the University of Iowa where she served as Teaching Assistant of viola, and a Professional Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has performed in masterclasses for leading violists such as Yuri Bashmet, Nobuko Imai, Garth Knox, and Máté Szűcs. Her principal teachers are Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, Christine Rutledge, and Garfield Jackson.
She plays on a viola by the contemporary maker Hiroshi Iizuka.

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