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

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Tour Schedule

Miami City Ballet

Opus One Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream

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Enter this undersea fantasy of magically entangled lovers, fairy royalty, magic spells, and happy-ever-after in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love.

Fire From Within

Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

UM Gusman Concert Hall, FL April 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Charles Castleman, violin, John Daversa, electronic valve instrument, Scott Flavin, conductor. Premieres and performances by stellar Frost artists. Frost professor and one of the world’s most active violinist and pedagogue, maestro Charles Castleman leads David Amram’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, while Frost Studio Music and Jazz chair John Daversa solos on the premiere of Stephen Guerra’s Portrait in Blue. A new work by Henry Mancini Institute Fellow Bryan Kennard rounds out the evening.

Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Larry Rachleff Conducts Frost Symphony Orchestra

UM Gusman Concert Hall, FL April 26th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Larry Rachleff, guest conductor, Alexander Magalong, associate conductor. Associate Conductor, Alexander Magalong leads the Frost Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of a new symphony by James M. Stephenson and Guest Conductor extraordinaire, Larry Rachleff concludes the concert with Béla Bartók’s masterwork, Concerto for Orchestra.



Fredonia, State Univ. of NY June 2019

“The Quartet Program is the best program of its kind that I know. Every young person not only learns many of the great works written for this genre, but they must also learn how to work with each other and to communicate the most personal thoughts to their colleagues. No one emerges from the program without great love of music and better knowledge of interpersonal relationships. I view this program as a training ground for lifemanship.” - Yo-Yo Ma

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

South Beach Up North

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The mission of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble is to promote and perform chamber music in all its diverse forms, from its origins in the distant past, to the varied cultural creations being produced today, bringing together performers, composers and audiences to experience the beauty and intimacy of the human spirit. We envision a world where music inspires and energizes all people, creating peace, harmony, joy and unprecedented satisfaction in being alive.


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


    • 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.