About Me

Semi-finalist of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, Semi-finalist of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, Dr. Sheena Gutierrez, is one of Miami’s promising young talents. Critics and mentors have acclaimed Sheena for her “striking musicianship”, “lovely tone”, “love for music”, and her “sensitive interpretation of classical masterpieces.”
In 2005, Sheena debut as a soloist with the Coral Gables Young Musician’s Orchestra. She also performed in the annual Superintendent’s Honors Music Festival for six consecutive years. These early successes paved the way to her performances in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, New World Center, Adrienne Arsht Center, Harris Theater, Studzinski Hall, Benedict Music Tent, KKL Luzern Concert Hall (Switzerland), and König Albert Theater (Germany), among others.
Sheena regularly travels to festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Lucerne Academy Festival (Switzerland), Moritzburg Festival Academy (Germany), Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine), and the European Union Orchestra (Austria), among others. Other honors include a distinguished finalist in the 2008 Walenstein Competition, and an honorable mention in the 2011 Alexander and Buono International Competition.
As an avid contemporary musician, Sheena has participated in the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, the Boston Conservatory New Music Festival, and the Boston New Music Initiative. She was also hand selected for 3 seasons, as one of the 130 highly gifted young musicians internationally, to travel to Lucerne, Switzerland and Paris, France to participate in the Lucerne Academy Festival founded by Pierre Boulez.
Sheena also has a strong passion for string pedagogy. She recently just recorded a CD for The ABCs of Violin for the More Advanced, Book 4 with Janice Tucker Rhoda, author of the popular instruction series, the ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique, published by Carl Fischer Music.
Along with Stepan Rudenko, pianist and husband, she has formed the Sotto Amore Duo in 2011 to inspire people with their love and passion for music. They are actively performing recitals around South Florida.
She joined the Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra-compromised of Top Laureates of the Sphinx Competition- in 2011. This Fall, she will join them once again for their tour -celebrating Sphinx Organization’s 20th anniversary.
Sheena was introduced to the violin at the age of 12 with Mariana Carreras, violinist from Havana, Cuba. She later studied with Thomas Moore, world-renowned Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the New World School of the Arts and Professor Emeritus of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. She completed her Bachelor degree at the Boston Conservatory of Music studying with Rictor Noren. And Master degree at the University of Miami studying with Scott Flavin. She completed Doctorate degree at University of Miami with Charles Castleman.
Sheena plays on a “Kemp” Guarnerius del Gesu violin Opus 809, made by Douglas Cox, violin maker in Brattleboro, Vermont through a Sphinx Music Organization loan.

Contact Details

Dr. Sheena Gutierrez
Miami, FL 33137 US
(305) 510-0369
sheena.violin@gmail.com

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Tour Schedule


2022-2023

Romeo & Juliet

Miami City Ballet

Click for tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach October 21 - November 13

The world’s most famous love story! Miami City Ballet brings to life the ultimate tale of romance and tragedy – Romeo and Juliet – in an opulent production set to Sergei Prokofiev’s throbbing music, considered to be one of the greatest of all ballet scores. Be swept away by the beauty, hope and youthful romance of this heart-breaking ballet.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky, Elgar & Barber

New World Center, Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall

Click for tickets Miami Beach November 10th - 7:30pm

South Florida Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto, performed by soloist Askar Salimdjanov; Elgar’s series of short musical portraits, Enigma Variations; and Barber’s orchestral work in one movement, Essay for Orchestra.

The Symphonia - FIRE

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

Click for tickets Boca Raton November 13th - 3pm

We will ignite our new season with fiery works led by Andrés Cardenes, Conductor and Violin Soloist. Signs of Life II by Russell Peck, rich with engaging rhythms and gorgeous melodic lines, will be followed by Haydn’s exhilarating and volatile Symphony No. 59, nicknamed Fire and the concert concludes with Mozart’s striking and exotic Violin Concerto No. 5.

The Symphonia - EARTH

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

Click for tickets Boca Raton December 4rd - 3pm

Led by Principal Conductor, Alastair Willis, this concert will take in all the wonders of the Earth. Beginning at Fingal’s Cave off the west coast of Scotland with Mendelssohn’s evocative Hebrides Overture, we’ll continue with a mesmerizing visit to Syria with internationally renowned clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh, and conclude with Terra Nostra, an award-winning multimedia symphony by Christophe Chagnard that combines stunning visuals with the power of symphonic music and explores the impact and challenges of climate change.

George Balanchie's The Nutcracker®

Miami City Ballet

Click for tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach December 16th - 30th

The sweetest of all holiday traditions is back. Little Marie’s dream comes alive in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and you are invited on her enchanted journey!

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center

Click for tickets Miami December 31st - 8pm

Waltz into the new year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, now a North American Tradition! This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment, and romance, and is a glorious re-creation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has welcomed the New Year for more than 80 years in Vienna and all over the world.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert West Palm Beach

Dreyfoos Hall at The Kravis Center

Click for tickets West Palm Beach January 1st - 8pm

BWaltz into the new year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, now a North American Tradition! This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment, and romance, and is a glorious re-creation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has welcomed the New Year for more than 80 years in Vienna and all over the world.

Masterworks I – PBG

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College January 25th - 7:30pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto,
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Masterworks I – Vero Beach

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Community Church of Vero Beach January 26th - 7:30pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto,
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Masterworks I – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart January 27th - 4pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto,
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Masterworks I – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart January 27th - 8pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto,
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach February 4th - 7:30pm

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables Museum February 5th - 6pm

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

Modern Masters

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach February 10th - March 3rd

A program for lovers of modern and contemporary dance, featuring two seminal works by masters of the genre and two commissions from notable choreographers working in the art form today.

Masterworks II – Vero Beach

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Community Church of Vero Beach February 14th - 7:30pm

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) ”

Masterworks II – PBG

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College February 15th - 7:30pm

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) ”

Masterworks II – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart February 17th - 4pm

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) ”

Masterworks II – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart February 17th - 8pm

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) ”

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables Museum February 26th - 6pm

Beethoven, Clarke & Lees

Boca Arts Festival

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Click for dates and times Boca Raton March 3rd - 7pm

Boca Arts Festival

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Click for dates and times Boca Raton March 11th - 7pm

Music in Motion - Mexico

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Mexico City, Mexico March 24th & 25th - 8pm

To Be Announced

The Symphonia - WIND

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

Click for tickets Boca Raton March 26th - 3pm

Our longtime friend and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim will lead The Symphonia performing Jessie Montgomery’s lively Voodoo Dolls, two melodious works by Mozart, and the virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.

Music in Motion

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach April 1st - 6pm

To Be Announced

Music in Motion

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables Museum April 2nd - 6pm

To Be Announced

Ekphrasis in the Garden

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Miami Beach Botanical Garden April 9th - 4pm & 6pm

To Be Announced

Fresh & Fierce

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach April 14th - 30th

A feast for the senses and the soul featuring the dramatic crowd favorite West Side Story Suite, a stylish new work by choreographer Durante Verzola, and a beloved ballet of epic scale in Symphony in C.

Masterworks III – PBG

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College April 15th - 7:30pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Masterworks III – Vero Beach

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Community Church of Vero Beach April 16th - 7:30pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Masterworks III – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart April 17th - 4pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Masterworks III – Stuart

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for tickets Lyric Theatre, Stuart April 17th - 8pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Faure and Surinach

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach May 6th - 6pm

Faure and Surinach

Faure and Surinach

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables Museum May 7th - 6pm

Faure and Surinach

Entradas

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach May 12th - 21st

A journey of exploration of 4 iconic works spanning the sensual, dynamic and mystical – as well as a glorious reimagining of Balanchine’s Square Dance. Seen through a uniquely Miami lens; a spicy backyard party, a rap star caller and an experience you can only get with MCB.

South Beach Up North

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Wisconsin, WI July - August

TBA

Studio

Private Violin Studio

All Ages and All Levels Miami, Florida

With over five years experience and several Conservatory degrees, I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. With a unique program, every lesson is custom fit to the needs of the individual student, whether the students wants to learn just for fun, or to be at a competitive level.

Lessons will vary based on level of the student.

  • Beginner level will focus on technique, scales, and easy violin pieces.
  • Intermediate level will focus on technique, scales, basic theory, and some challenging pieces.
  • Advance level will focus on technique, scales, theory, solfege, ear training, and intensive work on wide range of music.
  • Rate: contact me for more information

    Studio located in Miami, FL

    Virtual classes offered via Zoom

    Testimonials

    • Striking musicianship

    • Sensitive interpretation of classical masterpieces

    • Love for music

    Get In Touch.

    To contact me for performances, gigs, violin lessons, or any other comments and questions, please send email to sheena.violin@gmail.com.