Dr. Marjory Serrano-Coyer began her violin studies in Venezuela at age 7 with Ismenia Molina at the Aragua Symphony Foundation. As a teen she studied at the Academia Latinoamericana de Violin with Jose Francisco del Castillo and Sergio Celis. She also studied with a number of additional noted teachers, including maestros Williams Naranjo, Luis Miguel Gonzalez and Pablo Vazquez.
She moved to the United States to study at Shenandoah Conservatory under Marc Ramirez and Akemi Takayama. There she completed an MA in Violin Performance, and Artist Diplomas (post-graduate degrees) in Violin and String Quartet Studies, respectively. She finished her studies at Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), where she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Jody Gatwood in Violin Performance with a specialization in Latin American studies.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Bill Jackson, conductor
Steve Jackson, violin
Angel Sauce and Nelly Mele Lara, almost completely unknown outside of Venezuela, were nevertheless culturally and historically important figures in the development of classical music education in Venezuela. With her debut album, Marjory is breaking barriers and bringing the rich tradition of Venezuelan classical music to audiences around the world.Read more