Carla Rincón, Violin 1

Carla was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, Award of Brazilian Music and Culture Award of the Government of Rio de Janeiro and won the prizes Carlos Gomes and Itaú Directions as first violinist of the Radamés Gnattali Quartet. She launched acclaimed recordings, such as Brazil Picture, The Four Carioca Stations, and Prelude no. XXI. Besides, she performed the complete works for strings, composed by Radamés Gnattali, Ricardo Tacuchian and Heitor Villa-Lobos. With this last record, on DVD and Blu-Ray, Carla Rincón has become the first woman to record the entire repertoire for quartet formation by the best-known Brazilian composer.
Her career began at the famous National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela, where she worked as a soloist with the major orchestras of the country and excelled as a teacher at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory.
Awarded a full scholarship from the National Council for Culture of Venezuela and the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she won the Solo Competition 2008, Carla graduated from that University as a student and assistant to Kevin Lawrence. She completed her GPD in 2010 at the University of Hartford under the guidance of Katie Lansdale and participated in countless concerts with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Faculty Society (NCSA), Chamber Music Festival (NCSA), Roanoke Island Arts Festival and Killington Music Festival.
She is currently in charge of the pedagogical coordination of Brazil of Tuhu interactive concerts, performed by the Radamés Gnattali Quartet and the social project Virgin Forest at the Zeca Pagodinho Institute. She is the musical director and teacher in the project Forget-me-not Paquetá. She takes part in the teaching board of important festivals and projects such as Campos do Jordão, Domingos Martins, Pará Festival, Orchestrating Life and the pedagogical core of the Villa-Lobos Festival, where her students have won awards at national and international contests. As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed all over the world, by promoting Brazilian concert music.