Desiree Cedeno-Suarez, originally from Venezuela started violin lessons when she was 10 yrs old in the Boulder Public Schools. Desiree received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Northern Colorado, and then went on to graduate school in the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In Minnesota she studied with Jorja Fleezanis, the concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. Ms. Cedeno-Suarez then won a position as a fellow of the New World Symphony, the leading orchestral academy in the United States.
She has been a soloist with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boulder Youth Symphony, as well as the National Repertory Orchestra.
Her orchestral experience has taken her to all different parts of the world, from Korea, to Latin America, as well as Europe. She has had the opportunity to work with world reknown conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Eiji Oue, Jean-Pascal Tortelier, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Robert Spanno, and Zdenek Macal.
In 2004 Ms. Cedeno-Suarez came to Denver, where she has been performing in the front range with groups like the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, The Boulder Philharmonic, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Cheyenne Symphony, and the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra.
While living in Colorado, Ms. Cedeno-Suarez has also had the privilege of being a guest soloist with the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Thomas Wilson in 2009 and 2011 as well as guest concertmaster in 2010.
She is currently residing in Denver, where she is enjoying being close to her family and hiking in the beautiful outdoors.