Adriana Linares, Program Director

Karen Eshraghi, Schedule Coordinator





Adriana Linares, Program Director and viola

Soloist and active chamber musician. String Department Faculty at Kutztown University, Guest Principal Viola of the Philadelphia Virtuosi and Harrisburg Symphony. Member of the Satori Chamber Players, and Dali String Ensemble. Served as guest artist and faculty at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, and the Festival Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela. Recordings under NAXOS label as soloist, world premiere of American composer Hower Hanson, “Summer Sea Side #2.”  B.M Indiana University, M.M Temple University. Studied with Atar Arad, Roberto Diaz and Roger Tapping. 



Luigi Mazzocchi, violin/viola

Soloist, chamber musician, and Orchestra performer. Mr. Mazzocchi began his musical studies at the famous Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System “EL SISTEMA”, and the V. E. Sojo Conservatory in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He has studied violin with J. F. del Castillo, L. Ciulei, and H. Kwalwasser. He has also participated in violin courses with T. Tanaka, M. Pardee, Z. Bron, O. Charlier, B. Del Pasquale, L. Biava, D. Arben, among others. Mr. Mazzocchi has a B.M. from Rowan University and an M.M. from Temple University. He is the Concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Associate Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Jesus Morales, cello

Soloist, chamber musician, Jesús A. Morales Matos currently serves as Principal Cello with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and Adjunct Faculty at Temple University. He previously held the positions of Principal Cellist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico and Professor of Cello at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico and the Children's String Program. Mr. Morales holds a bachelors degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music and has done postgraduate work at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. His major teachers include Dr. Ronald Crutcher, Alan Harris, Helga Winold, Yehuda Hanani, and chamber music with Peter Oundjian.


Ana Ruth Bermudez (cello and Junior Ensemble Conductor)

A sought-after soloist, recitalist and pedagogue, Bermúdez studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Conservatory of Music in her native Havana, and the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana, graduating in Cello Performance. Aclaimed for her virtuoso technique, Bermúdez has played as a soloist with several symphonic orchestras, and has appeared in solo and chamber recitals in Cuba, Russia, Spain, England, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, and in the United States, where she has resided since 2000. After some years as artistic director of the Orquesta de Camara de la Habana, she became a part of Venezuela’s renowned “Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles”, working as a cello and chamber music specialist. She has taught at the Escuela Nacional de Música and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music and the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Alverno College in Milwaukee. She is currently teaching and performing in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas.


Nicole León (violin)

Nicole León was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she began her violin studies with Isaura Delgado, Marion Peraza de Webb, and Orlando Faneite. When she was seven years old, she was accepted at the Juilliard School where she studied with the late Dorothy DeLay. Ms.Leon made her debut with the Venezuelan Philharmonic at the age of 9 performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. In 1997, she was a special guest at the Presidential Summit in Santiago, Chile, where she gave a recital with pianist Joe Henry. Ms.Leon has studied chamber music with Vivian & Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, Paul Katz, Merry Peckam, Rohan Da Silva, Joseph Kalichstein, Jonathan Feldman, and members of the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets. She has performed in Master Classes for Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Dara Morales, and Samuel Rhodes. As a member of the Perlman Music Program, Ms.Leon has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Alice Tully Hall, the Neue Gallerie in New York City, and Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, Fl. Ms.Leon gratefully plays a 1739 Camillo Camilli violin on loan to her from Sharon Osmolovsky and the Rare String Instrument Collection of the Juilliard School.

Julia Rubio (violin and viola)

Jullia Rubio earned a BA in Music Education from Miami University and was a member of the Middletown Symphony (OH), Springfield Symphony (OH) and Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra (OH). Julia maintained a private violin and viola studio for many years in both Cincinnati and Chicago, served on the string faculty of the Hamilton City School District in Ohio, taught early childhood music in Naperville, IL, and served as the Junior Apprentice Coach and Ensemble Conductor for the SoundFest Chamber Music Institute in Cape Cod, MA with the Colorado String Quartet. Ms. Julia also has an MA in Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago and has served in senior staff positions for several of Philadelphia’s leading classical music organizations and, in addition to being a part of the Elite String faculty, she currently serves as the Executive Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.

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The program runs under the framework of theArCoNet and it is a distinctive offering in the central Bucks and Montgomery County.

The ELITE STRINGS PROGRAM has moved to the

North Penn Church of Christ

300 North Wales Rd.

North Wales, PA 19454


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We are very excited to offer this unique musical program designed to combine a highly disciplined musical training process with unique opportunities for performance for young string players. 

The ELITE STRINGS Program places utmost importance on excellent teaching, counseling and coaching in the development of the young musician. Our faculty is comprised of master teachers in their instrument, with international backgrounds and outstanding performing careers as well as music educators

Contact Adriana Linares for more information and to request a brochure:


For lessons call (215) 919-3204

or email Karen Eshraghi at lessons@adrianalinaresmusic.com

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