Instructor Gerson Medina
Fiddle/Violin, Reading Music, Classical Violin, Viola
Gerson started his musical studies at the age of 10 in “El Sistema” San Juan de Colon –
Venezuela. At the age of 12 started his violin studies with Leonardo Pineda. One year later He was accepted in the studio of Simon
Gollo. He has participated and played in recitals and concerts at the “Nuevo Mundo
Festival & Academy” for five years in Maracaibo – Venezuela.
He has been part of the International Youth Orchestra (2009, 2015) in Leesburg Virginia – USA. He has played as soloist with the Colon Youth Orchestra (2009) In Ibague – Colombia, And with the Merida Orchestra in the 1st Festival of music in Merida – Venezuela.
In June of 2010 He was accepted to be part of the National Youth Orchestra in
Venezuela, which was conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel. He
has been member of the Colon Youth Orchestra (2007 – 2011), Táchira Youth
Orchestra (2009 – 2011) and Merida Youth Orchestra (2012).
In 2012 He won the first prize in the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy, Maracaibo
– Venezuela. He has gotten violin lessons with Daniel Phillips, Mrs. Almita and Mr.
Roland Vamos, Yura Lee, David Salness, Yoko Moore, Vladimir Dyo, Shawn
Moore, Alexis Cárdenas, José Francisco del Castillo, Hudson Piano Trio, Latino
American String quartet, Benjaming Sung, Virginie Robilliad, Domingo Garcia,
Tomas Hernández and Álvaro Larez. From 2008 to 2014 he has gotten lessons
with Mr Gollo.
One of the winners at the Bach-Handel Festival in 2016, held in Shenandoah
University each year. In November of 2016 he had the opportunity to play the piece
STOMP! for violin solo by John Corigliano for the composer himself at Shenandoah
Conservatory. He was named the 2017 Strings Virg
He was instructor at “El Sistema” in Colon – Venezuela since 2010 until 2014.
Currently He is getting his degree in music performance in Shenandoah University
under the tutelage of Akemi Takayama, and playing in the Orchestra of the
Conservatory in which he has served many times as concertmaster and worked
with renowned artists such Jenifer Higdon, Wynton Marsalis, James Oliverio,
Vanessa Perez, Mark Yancich, and John Corigliano