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Born in Bogota, Colombia. Daniela began her violin studies at a young age under the tutoring of Angelica Villa. In 2013, she was accepted into the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia, the most prestigious institution in the country, where she studied with the renowned teachers Leonardo Federico Hoyos (alumnus of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory) and Juan Carlos Higuita Estrada (alumnus of the University of Music and Performance Arts in Vienna).
In 2021 Daniela was accepted into the Moore’s School of Music at the University of Houston to pursue her master's degree in Violin Performance with Dr. Kirsten Yon. She completed her degree in 2023. Daniela has been awarded multiple scholarships including the Melcher Violin Scholarship and the Hirsch Scholarship at the University of Houston. She has also been awarded merit scholarships to numerous festivals, among them the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
As an orchestral musician, she has been part of BCO (Bogota Chamber Orchestra), FOSBO (Fundacion Orquesta Sinfonica de Bogota), Orchestra of the National Conservatory, Moores’s Symphony Orchestra, and the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra. Daniela has performed extensively in the most important auditoriums in Colombia and Texas. She has had the opportunity to perform for world renowned musicians in several masterclasses, among them Eunice Keem (associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony) and the award-winning Formosa Quartet. Since the beginning of her career, Daniela has been an avid chamber musician, having participated in numerous Piano trios, Quartets and Baroque ensembles.
Daniela started teaching at the beginning of her career, as she believes there is always something that can be shared with others. Her teaching experience includes multiple schools and academies, in both the United States and Colombia. She has worked with a wide range of ages having the opportunity to implement various teaching methods including the Suzuki method. Daniela finds great joy in being involved in each student’s process. She believes in giving each student the technical and musical tools needed to forge their path in music.