My approach to violin teaching is a combination of the many schools and methods of violin playing, including the traditional European School (Russian, French, Belgian), Carl Flesh System (German), Modern American School, and Suzuki School. I encourage students to reach concrete goals by having them participate in recitals, competitions, and auditions. This includes youth orchestras in the New England area, Junior and Senior District Auditions, and summer music camps. By actively sharing music through performance, students enjoy a sense of accomplishment and completion that motivates them to continue practicing, playing, and reaching their highest potential.
Luis first came to the United States as a member of the Bolivian String Quartet to study with the Portland String Quartet, which was in residence at the University of Southern Maine. A strong advocate of music education for children, Luis Ibáñez has been a long-time faculty member of Brookline Music School (since 1995) and Lexington Music School. Luis received his MM in violin from the Manhattan School of Music, and his BM in Performance from the University of Southern Maine. He also continues his connections with his native Bolivia, having taught several summers at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in La Paz, Boliva. He also teaches beginning viola, coaches chamber music ensembles, and is interested in conducting string ensembles and student orchestras.
Continuing the legacy of his father, violinist Jose Antonio Ibáñez Rodriguez, Luis Antonio Ibáñez has been playing violin since he was a young child. A resident of the United States for more than 30 years, he has been an active participant in the New England classical music scene. A member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra since 1980, he also performs regularly with the PORT Opera in Maine, the Masterworks Chorale Orchestra, MA, with Ritmos 3, a violin, piano and percussion trio, and free-lances in the New England area. He was a member of the Winchester Symphony, MA, Lexington Symphony, MA, Granite State Symphony, NH, and played as a substitute with the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, AleaIII, Boston Classical Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Nashua Symphony, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He toured Great Britain with the Westerly Chorus, RI, and the Boston Festival Orchestra in 1995, and toured Spain in 2002 and 2003 with the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Since 1990, He has performed frequently throughout New England and South America with his brother, pianist Jorge Ibáñez, as Duo Ibáñez. Their repertoire includes standard classical sonatas, as well as contemporary music, original works, and arrangements of Latin-American pieces for violin and piano. One of Duo Ibáñez’s primary missions is to expose new audiences to the rich diversity of music written by Bolivian and Latin American composers.
Elementary Music Studies, Escuela de Musica Leandro Alvina Miranda, Cusco, Peru; Music Studies, Conservatorio Nacional de Musica, La Paz, Bolivia; B.M. University of Southern Maine; M.M. Manhattan School of Music