Violinist Jesús Eduardo Florido has established himself as a very versatile
teacher and performer. His classical violin training includes studies with Lawrence
Shapiro, Margaret Pardee, Josef Gingold and Davis Brooks, and masterclass performances
for Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman and Dorothy DeLay. Additionally,
he has also studied Afro-Cuban, jazz, rock, and fiddle music, which has given
him a very global view of musical interpretation.
Sharing his music through
teaching is an essential part of Mr. Florido's life. As a founding member of the
National System of Youth and Children Orchestras in his native Venezuela, he continued
a tradition of the program and started teaching very young. He has taught in Brazil,
Spain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, and the United States,
and asserts that "music has to be part of every child's life development anywhere
American violinist/fiddler Mark O'Connor recognized Mr. Florido's
talents, and has invited him to teach at his camps in Nashville and San Diego
from 1999 to the present time, appearing on CBS Sunday Morning as part of Mr.
O'Connor's lineup of artist/faculty.
Currently, Mr. Florido is an internationally
sought-after string clinician. Based between Los Angeles and Vienna, he travels
all over the world sharing his music in any way he can, and is an active member
of ASTA, MENC, NARAS, and BMI.