Margaret Soper GutierrezViolinist
Violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez has enjoyed a multi-faceted musical career. After receiving her Bachelor and Master degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area and performed and toured extensively with both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She also served as concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician on concert series at the National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Cathedral.
An avid chamber musician, Margaret was a member of the Maia Quartet, the faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Iowa. Prior to her family's recent move to Denver, Margaret was Artistic Director of the University of Memphis Suzuki String Program where she taught a range of students from preschoolers to those pursuing graduate and doctoral music degrees. Her major teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Charles Castleman, David Updegraff and Doris Preucil. When not performing with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet orchestra or Opera Colorado, Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, gardening and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
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