Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán performs over 50 concerts a year throughout the world. Her most recent recording “Traveling Sonata” received a GRAMMY Nomination. She has been featured on programs for PBS, NBC, and NPR, seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español and has performed in 123 countries, and in all 7 continents including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, Japan, China, Argentina, Greece, often featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Her music video was aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries. She has performed as soloist with 65 ensembles including orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Philippines, in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close. This season Viviana performs in Argentina, Philippines, Taiwan, Tahiti, Easter Island, California, Japan, Korea, China, Chile and as a soloist with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
Viviana began her musical training at the age of 5 and won her first competition at 7. By the age of 15, she played as a soloist with orchestra, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal, and was featured on a John Denver nationally televised NBC special “Music in the Mountains”. Ms. Guzmán studied with Albert Tipton and in Mastclasses with James Galway, and graduated from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Julius Baker. A former member of the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony, Altus Flutes Artist, Viviana has released eight CD’s and is the Founder of the San Francisco Flute Society and Co-Founder of The Flute View Magazine.