Violin

Michael Wagsjo

Michael Wagsjo was born in Sweden and comes from a family of musicians. His father started to teach him the cello and violin at the young age of six. A few years later Michael started to learn the trumpet. He started to teach string and brass instruments in his father's music school in the year 2000. Michael studied music at the University of North Texas, Laval University of Quebec City in Canada, University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, Denmark.

After Michael received his graduate degree in music pedagogy at Denmark, he has been performing and teaching in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Ukraine, and the United States of America. Michael has performed in Iceland's musical event of 2014, for the President of Iceland and in the 400 year anniversary of Quebec City music event with Mahler's 8th Symphony.

Myriam Clermont

Born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, to French Canadian parents, Myriam Clermont began her violin lessons at age 4. When her family moved to the United States 6 years later, she learned English as her second language and continued her violin education in Pittsburgh, PA. From 1996-2002, Myriam’s skills developed rapidly under the instruction of violinist Hong-Guang Jia, assistant concertmaster of Pittsburgh Symphony. In 1998-1999, she served as Concertmaster in the Cleveland Youth Symphony and also performed in the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra. In 2000, Myriam took part in the Duquesne Young Artist Competition and was awarded 1st Place in the Concerto Division and 2nd Place in the Solo Violin Division. She also performed in the position of Concertmaster in the University Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000-2002. In May 2001, she was awarded the prestigious position of Soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In the same year, Myriam participated in the Meadowmount Summer Music Festival. For 2 years, beginning in 2002, she studied violin under Stephen Shipps, Professor of Violin. In 2004, Myriam attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, where in 2005, she studied under Instructor Naoko Tanaka (Juillard) and was Assistant Concertmaster that year. From 2004-2006, Myriam studied under Yehonatan Berick, Associate Professor of Violin, at the University of Michigan. In 2005-2006, she held the position of Principal Violin in the University Philharmonic Orchestra.

A consummate academician, Myriam Clermont pursued double majors in Physics and Violin Performance at the University of Michigan. In 2006, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance. Myriam was awarded membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society. In 2008, Myriam Clermont moved to Dallas, TX to pursue graduate studies. In 2009, she taught as a Violin Instructor with Providence Music Academy and has also kept a regular schedule of teaching private in-home violin lessons.

Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez was born in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. At the age of 5, he was introduced to classical guitar and by the age of 7, was already studying in the IRBAM (Instituto Regional de Bellas Artes en Matamoros) Instructed by professor Alejandro Vega. At the age of 9, Daniel entered the Superior School of Music were he began his carrer as a violinist. Instructed by teachers such as Olivia Maekawa and Daniel Hidalgo Wong during his studies, he was granted with the position of Concertino for the youth orquestra at city and regional level including the North East part of Mexico. At the age of 13, he was invited to rehearse with the orchestra at the University of Texas in Brownsville.

At age 16, Daniel was attracted by the different genres that involved violin were he discovered the Mariachi style giving him the opportunity to understand more about his instrument and his culture and how they were linked. At 18 he was part of Mariachi Escorpion at UTB as a Singer and Violinist. Also giving private lessons at beginner level and assisting in several occations at Spirit of Music Art School in Brownsville, Texas.

By the time he was 22, he encountered an opportunity to embarc in the Country Scene learning more about the violin and the Western Swing and Bluegrass styles. In 2013, Daniel gets an invitation to participate with Kingz1 (Former Kumbia Kingz) were he got the opportunity to appear in international television in programs such as Despierta America, El Gordo y la Flaca and Sabado Gigante just to name a few.

In 2016, an opportunity to help with the music for a short film was presented from a cinematography team from Universidad Valle de Mexico in Toluca, Mexico; Receiving with mentioned team the platinum award with the short film “Ritmo Cardiaco” in X Concurso Latinoamericano de Proyectos de Computo and recognition in Infomatrix Brasil 2016 by the Sociedade Latino Americana de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aplicada.

At the present time Daniel is a violin and guitar instructor at the Park Cities School of Music. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and inspires them with love of music and performance.

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