Taide Prieto, guest faculty

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Peruvian cellist Taide Prieto holds a Professional Studies Certificate from The Boston Conservatory, a B.M degree in
Cello Performance from Texas Christian University and a M.M. degree in Cello Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. 

Ms. Prieto has performed as soloist and as regular member with the National Youth Orchestra of Perú and the National Symphony Orchestra of Perú. She has also attended music festivals such Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Banff
Centre for the Arts, TCU CelloFest, Conservatory Music in
the Mountains, where she also served as Junior Faculty
and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Throughout her career she has studied under teachers Annika Petrozzi, Jesus Castro-Balbi, David Ying and Rhonda Rider. She also had the opportunity to work and collaborate with prestigious artist, Andrés Diaz, Andre Emelianoff, Alban Gerhardt, Ralph Kirshbaum, Aldo Parisot, Bion Tsang, members of the Ying Quartet, Joseph Silverstein, among others. 

At the age of 21, Ms. Prieto was selected to perform with TCU Faculty members in their Faculty and Friends Chamber Music Series. A few years later, she was selected to perform with The Boston Conservatory faculty members and ex Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein. In 2011 she performed as guest in the Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty concerts. Ms. Prieto joined the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2012-2013 season. Prizewinner of the Music in the Mountains Young Artist Competition in 2009, winner of The Boston Conservatory String Honors Competition 2011 and a recipient of an instrument scholarship by the Virtu Foundation. She was one of the founders and served as cello teacher of Boston String Academy and is currently director of the American School Foundation of Chiapas´ String Orchestra Program in southern Mexico.