Video interview with Caity Massoud premiering on Youtube and other streaming services.
International soloist Viviana Guzman has overcome numerous obstacles in her life, from spending her childhood in a full body cast to recently recovering from a catastrophic car accident. She shares more about how she views these hardships as blessings and opportunities to learn and grow through the healing power of music.
Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzman received a GRAMMY Nomination for her classical album and her world music recording received a Global Music Awards Gold Medal. She gave a very successful TEDxBerkeley Talk, presenting just before Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc. She has been featured on programs for CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS, Good Morning America and NPR, and has performed in 135 countries, and in all 7 continents including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, Bali, India, Peru, Japan, China, Argentina, Greece, Antarctica often featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Her music video was aired on UNIVISION in 30 countries. She has performed as soloist with 265 ensembles including orchestras in Russia, Chile, Brazil, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc, and in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close. By the age of 15, she was featured on a John Denver nationally televised NBC special “Music in the Mountains”. Ms. Guzmán studied with James Galway, and graduated from the Juilliard School. A former member of the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony, Viviana has released 13 multi-genre solo CD’s. Viviana has taught masterclasses in over 55 universities throughout the world. She is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Flute Society & Festival, Founder of Flutes by the Sea Masterclasses, Co-Founder and Editor of The Flute View Magazine. Currently, Viviana Guzman teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her YouTube channel boasts 3 million views.