Narciso Figueroa, violin
Violinist Narciso Figueroa, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has performed in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Central America and Mexico. He has been described as “Stunningly Brilliant with a Refined Beautiful Tone”, by the New York Concert Review. In New York he has presented recitals in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center with critical acclaim. Has participated in chamber music concert series with groups like, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Tschaikowsky Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and North/South Consonance among others. He has concertized extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia with the various chamber ensembles. In 1989 he joined the Metropolitan Opera Association. Figueroa has also perfomed with the Figueroa Family in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and throughout the U.S.
A versatile musician, Figueroa has given the World Premieres of the concertos for violin and orchestra by G. Cáceres, in Mexico, El Salvador and Puerto Rico, and the concerto by B. Gutiérrez with the Saint Maurice Symphony in Switzerland, the New Mexico Symphony, and the National Symphony of Costa Rica. He served as concertmaster and soloist in the XV Festival International de Música in Costa Rica, in which he premiered a piece for violin and orchestra, “Bosquejos”, by B. Gutiérrez. Also, Figueroa served as concertmaster and soloist in the Tournon Festival from 1993-97 in the South of France, where he toured as the soloist performing the Brahms violin concerto with critical acclaim. He has performed in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Switzerland, Spain and France, and has taught in masterclasses in Europe, the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
In his native Puerto Rico, Figueroa has been a soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. He has presented many recitals and chamber music concerts with his family, and with the Casals Festival. He began his violin studies with his father and uncle in Puerto Rico. In the U.S. He studied with Prof. Angel Reyes at the University of Michigan, and with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York.