HIGHLIGHTS

1920_Concerts_Untitled02—PREVIEW_James
Career Highlights
  • Third Prize and ECHO Special Award at the Inaugural La Maestra Competition

  • Named conducting fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony

  • Winner of the 4th CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition and Apprenticeship

  • Founded Unitas Ensemble, a chamber orchestra dedicated to performing works by Latin-American composers. Since 2014, have given nearly a dozen world, North-American, and U.S. premieres, and released their debut album Estaciones

  • Selected as one of the final eight participants for the Bernard Haitink Masterclass at the Lucerne Festival

  • Debut with Tulsa Opera in The Little Prince: First Latina conductor to conduct a mainstage performance in a U.S. Opera House

  • Selected for the 2017 Linda and Mitch Hart Institute at the Dallas Opera: First Hispanic Conductor ever selected. Mentored by Carlo Montanaro, Marin Alsop, and Nicole Paiement

  • Feature Articles in the Boston Globe, Seattle Times, CNN, TELEMUNDO, Semana 

Awards/Honors
  • 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence

  • ECHO Special Award, La Maestra Competition
  • Third Prize, La Maestra Competition 

  • 2020 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award

  • 2020 SPARK Impact Award, Innovation in Arts and Culture

  • Winner of the 4th CSO Sir Georg Solti Competition and Apprenticeship

  • 2017-2019 Taki Concordia Fellowship 

  • 2017 Bruno Walter Scholarship of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

  • 2016 El Mundo Boston 30 Under 30

Biographical Info
  • Born in Cali, Colombia

  • Moved to the United States in 2010; currently residing in Boston, MA

  • MM, GD, Conducting, New England Conservatory; principal mentors include Charles Peltz and Erica Washburn.

  • DMA, Conducting, Boston University. Mentors Include Bramwell Tovey, Benjamin Juarez, and Stefan Asbury

  • Alumna, Tanglewood Conducting Seminar, Linda and Mitch Hart Institute of Women Conductors at the Dallas Opera, Lucerne Festival, and Cabrillo Music Festival

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

2020, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED