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Pianotrio with Eduardo Paredes Crespo (violin)

Bolivian/Brazilian violinist Eduardo Paredes began his musical studies in Cochabamba, Bolivia before moving to the Netherlands with the help of the Rotary Club at age 14. He studied with Hans Scheepers, Ofer Falk, Misha Furman and Gordan Nikolic and graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatory with a Master of Music degree summa cum laude in 2010. He has also received extended coaching from Pavel Vernikov, Pinchas Zukerman, Robert Cohen. He received Masterclasses from Mauricio Fuks, Dora Schwarzberg, Ivry Gitlis Shmuel Ashkenazi among others.

Eduardo has received chamber music coaching from members of the Orlando, Vermeer, Alban Berg and Schoenberg quartets as well as regular training at the conservatory from Dimitri Ferschtman and privately by Jaques Rouvier. Eduardo acted as guest concertmaster of international festival chamber and symphony orchestras and substitutes regularly in the Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

As recitalist and chamber musician, Eduardo has performed in major concert halls including recitals in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York, and performed as soloist in Holland, England, Wales, Belgium, Slovakia, Sweden, China, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. He has collaborated in chamber music concerts with many artists including Alberto Lisy, Gordan Nikolic, Per Nystrom, Gary Hoffman, Alexander Zemtsov, Zlata Chochieva and Nikolay Shugaev.

Eduardo is strongly committed to his South American culture through teaching extended periods in Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, as well as coaching regularly musicians in the Netherlands.