Silvia Suarez is an active educator and performer based in Alabama. She completed her master’s degree at Lynn University under the tutelage of world-renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira. She then went on to complete post-Master’s studies with Ilya Kaler at DePaul University. Currently Ms. Suarez is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Alabama, where she studies with Jenny Gregoire. In Alabama, Silvia performs regularly with the Huntsville Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Capstone String Quartet, among other ensembles. Prior to moving to Tuscaloosa, she performed with The Civic Orchestra of Chicago and The New World Symphony. In past summers, she has participated in various music festivals such as The National Repertory Orchestra, Meadowmount School of Music, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.