About Me

Semi-finalist of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, Semi-finalist of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, 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 is currently a Henry Mancini Fellow student at the University of Miami pursuing her Doctorate degree 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

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

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Tour Schedule

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach December 10th - 30th

Miami City Ballet’s unique production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the most “magnificent, dazzling” way to celebrate the festive season with your loved ones (Broadway World).

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center & Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Click for dates and tickets Miami-West Palm Beach January 1st & 2nd

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.

BEETHOVEN AND DBR

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables & Miami Beach February 3rd & 6th

Beethoven String Quartet in F major, Op.59 #1 (Razumovsky) (1808)
Roumain String #4 (Angelou) (2004)

Swan Lake

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach February 11th - 27th

The original version of the world’s most famous ballet, Swan Lake, has been lovingly reconstructed by today’s most celebrated choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky.

Masterworks – Classical Grace

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Click for dates and times Vero Beach-Palm Beach Gardens-Stewart February 23rd - 25th

Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855)
Mozart Piano Quartet No 2 in E Flat Major, KV 493 (1786)

Jewels

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach March 18th - April 24th

Jewels has long been described as a perfect night at the theater. Inspired by a visit to famed jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels, Balanchine created three unique mini-ballets that sweep you away to far-away times and cultures. Each distinctive ‘jewel’ enhances and complements the others, and the dancers shine like brilliant bursts of light. To see these three exquisite ballets in one evening is an unforgettable experience.

SMETANA AND MOZART

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

Click for dates and times Coral Gables & Miami Beach April 21st & 24th

Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855)
Mozart Piano Quartet No 2 in E Flat Major, KV 493 (1786)

Prodigal Son

Miami City Ballet

Click for dates and tickets Miami-Broward-West Palm Beach April 29th - May 22nd

A program of four energetic and beautiful ballets with something for everyone, including a classic story, two fresh company premieres, and an innovative world premiere that blends dance and technology.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center & Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Click for dates and tickets Miami-West Palm Beach January 1st & 2nd

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.

Debussy and Dvorak Piano Trios

South Beach Chamber Ensemble Up North

Click for dates and times Wassau, WI & Marshfield, WI August 7th & 8th

Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855)
Mozart Piano Quartet No 2 in E Flat Major, KV 493 (1786)

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

    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.