The Summer Music Series runs the second Wednesday for several months and has a different theme each year. This year, we are featuring artists with an avant-garde take on the violin through the lens of present day LA culture. The three selected performers each provide a different perspective on the potential of the violin to smash expectations and stretch boundaries.
Josh Vietti uses head bobbing beats as the backbone to his classical versions of hip-hop hits. Esther Anaya incorporates pop into her training while also referencing her Colombian heritage. Quetzal Guerrero describes himself as Brazil meets Jimi Hendrix, using his electric violin to create rhythmic blends that keep you moving. Join Arts Brookfield in the courtyard each month to experience how these talented LA-based violinists are re-interpreting tradition.
Colombia-born Esther Anaya is a force to be reckoned with. Classically trained from a young age, along with a burning passion for music that has fueled her versatility and drive to become a multi-genre world-class violinist, songwriter, and producer.
Esther calls Los Angeles her home and it’s where her talent as a violinist has led to perform with Rihanna, Kanye West and Latin crooner Christian Castro. Traveling the world, she’s performed her broad music repertoire that includes Pop, Latin, EDM and International rhythms including Guam, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Seychelles, Ibiza, Sardinia, Corfu, Santorini, Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica and South Africa.