QuinteroAna María Quintero was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1993 and began her studies at the age of six with her mother, Clara Muñoz. Ms. Quintero graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas School of Music, where she studied Violin Performance and Chamber Music under the tutelage of Maestro Fabio Santana. She holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from New Mexico State University, where she studied with Professor Simón Gollo.

Ms. Quintero has been Associate Concertmaster of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, held the Associate Concertmaster position of the New Mexico Philharmonic for their 2021-2022 season, and is tenured fourth chair in the same orchestra, in addition she has been a guest performer with several chamber music ensembles including Santa Fe Pro Musica, Chatter ABQ, Opera West!, the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Lensic Festival Orchestra. 

Ms. Quintero is a teaching artist for Tocando Music Project, an El Sistema-modeled program at the border cities of Tornillo and El Paso, Texas. She represents the program as Lead Teacher for the PlayUsa Carnegie Hall program. She is also an alumni  and current discussion leader for the Teaching Artist Training Institute and a guest lecturer for teaching artists in Panamá through the Funsincopa foundation.

Ms. Quintero is a proud recipient of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) initiative by the Sphinx Organization, which offers Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Through this initiative she has gotten a chance to be mentored by Derek Powell (National Symphony Orchestra), Catherine Van Hoesen (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) and her current coach, Nancy Wu (MET Opera).

Ms. Quintero plays on a violin built by French luthier Ghaleb Hassan and lives a happy life with her wife and her cat in El Paso, Texas.

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