Faculty & Staff
I want students to connect with their background, cultural heritage and personal experience to tell their stories through music (and) to give them the tools to discover new, unexplored sound worlds and awaken their curiosity.
Spanish pianist Enriqueta Somarriba has been praised by the New York Concert Review for her “aplomb” and “natural, individual interpretation.” Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the 21st century with focus on Spanish, Latin American and contemporary music. Ms. Somarriba performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Cervantes Institute of New York, State Theatre New Jersey, and Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid, Spain). She has performed as a soloist with the Andres Segovia Orchestra in the presence of Queen Sofia of Spain, and with the Rutgers Symphony, Brunensi Virtuosi, and Forum Musikae Orchestras. Ms. Somarriba has been recorded for multiple radio stations internationally. A dedicated educator, her engagements have taken her to Manhattan School of Music, Cornell University and Alfonso X el Sabio University. She is Artistic Director of the Música en el Sil concert series in Spain, and an Artistic Ambassador to the Notes for Growth Foundation.