About Me

Semi-finalist of the 2011 Sphinx Competition, Sheena Gutierrez, is one of Bolivia’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 Conservatory 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, 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, Eastman School of Music: Music Horizons Program, Stringendo School for Strings, and Miami’s Classical Virtuosi Music Festival.
She joined the Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra-compromised of Top Laureates of the Sphinx Competition- on their 2011 tour -celebrating Sphinx Organization’s 15th anniversary. Other honors include a distinguished finalist in the 2008 Walenstein Competition, and an honorable mention in the 2011 Alexander & 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 forThe 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, she has formed the Sotto Amore Duo in 2011 to inspire people with their love and passion for music. They will be on their fourth annual tour in the summer of 2014. 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 undergraduate degree at the Boston Conservatory of Music studying with Rictor Noren. She is now serving as Vice President of Classical Virtuosi of Miami. Sheena plays on a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made in 2002, kindly loaned by Sphinx Organization, and is an active performer in Miami, FL.

Contact Details

Sheena Gutierrez
Miami, FL 33137 US
(305) 510-0369

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Tour Schedule

Music In Beautiful Spaces

Presented by South Beach Coral Gables, FL February 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Music of Dvořák, Turina and Carlson performed at the wonderful Coral Gables Museum.

Music In Beautiful Spaces

Presented by South Beach Miami Beach, FL February 12, 2017@ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Music of Dvořák, Turina and Carlson performed at the wonderful Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Frost School of Music Grad Recital

Coral Gables, FL April 15th @ 11AM

Sotto Amore Duo will be perfroming a variety program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music Clarke Recital Hall.
Saturday, April 15th at 11 AM
FREE Admission

First Presbyterian Church of Miami

Miami, FL April 21st at 8pm

Sotto Amore Duo will be perfroming Respighi, Mozart, Brahms, and Piazzolla program in the heart of Brickell. This program is full of passion, excitement and Latin flavor. Enjoy a night out with a performance that will leave you breathless.
Saturday, April 21st at 8PM
FREE Admission (Suggested Donation $20) FREE Parking at the Church provided

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Miami, FL TBA

Hear Sotto Amore Duo perfroming Vivaldi Seasons with Harpsicord in contrast to Piazzolla Seasons Trio at this breath taking venue.

FREE Parking at the Church provided


Private Violin Studio

All Ages and All Levels Miami, Florida

With over five years experience and a Conservatory degree, I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. 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.

Rate: $60/hour

Studio located in Miami, FL


  • 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.