Venezuelan violist Adriana Linares is one of today’s most talented Latin American artists. Her playing has been called “meltingly beautiful” by Naxos label reviewers. Ms. Linares was the first prize winner in the Latin American Music Competition at Indiana University, the Kuttner Quartet Competition and the Solo Viola Competition at Indiana University, which earned her the honor of soloing with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra. She is the founding violist of the Dalí String Quartet, with whom she has embarked on recording and performing projects around the US and educational outreach collaborations with the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Adriana holds a master’s degree from Temple University, where she studied with violist and Curtis Institute of Music President Roberto Diaz, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University where she studied with distinguished violist Atar Arad.