José Pietri-Coimbre

Violin and Tenor


Puerto-Rican born José Pietri-Coimbre has distinguished himself as an orchestral, chamber music, and solo violinist, and additionally as a tenor soloist. He has held principal positions at the Puerto Rico Sinfonietta, the National Orchestral Institute Orchestra, One World Symphony, and the Queens Philharmonia, being featured soloist in 2003 with the latter. He has also been a member of the Puerto Rico Opera Chorus, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Chamber Orchestra, and the Sebastian Chamber Players.

As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed at Flushing Town Hall and the Lefrak Concert Hall, where he has performed several times at their Chamber Music Live Series. Festivals in which he has performed both instrumental and vocal music include the Casals Festival, the Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival, Summer Music Annapolis, and Advent Singing Vienna. He has also collaborated in concert with such artists as Marcy Rosen, Daniel Phillips and Charles Neidich, and with such conductors as Gerard Schwarz, Sergiu Comissiona, Michael Stern, and Maurice Peress.

Mr. Pietri- Coimbre's most recent appearances include chamber music and orchestral performances in Italy and Switzerland as part of the Siena Summer Session for the Music and the Arts, where he served as Head of Strings and Concertmaster in 2005 and 2006. In January of 2006, he was a featured violin and tenor soloist sharing a in concert with Luci Toscane's artistic director, Diana Marie Iorio, Mezzo-Soprano Sissel Bakken, and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College on the Fine Arts at First concert series at the First United Methodist Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Mr. Pietri-Coimbre is a founding member of Cuarteto Ensueńo, a group mainly dedicated to the performance of Spanish and Latin American art music of instrumental and vocal genres. He is also part of the Zipoli Ensemble, a New York based group mostly dedicated to the performance of Baroque Music form the Americas.

His work has been recognized with several awards throughout the years, including the Music/Violin Award from the Institute of Puerto Rico in New York in 2005. Mr. Pietri-Coimbre holds a Bachelors in Music from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory and a Masters in Arts from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.

His main teachers have included Jose Figueroa, Grigory Kalinovsky, and Daniel Phillips. He also studied violin and chamber music at the University of Maryland with members of the Guarneri String Quartet. Mr. Pietri-Coimbre is currently on the faculty of Third Street Music School and the Mozart Academy on the Lower East side, New York. He is also the Spanish Music Director at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in New York City.