Teresa Orozco
Flute
“ …pinpoint virtuosity and intriguing to listen to.” “ a fantastic flute soloist - beautiful sound with technique to burn - fully engaging soloist…” Review from performance of La Vida Es Arte, a world premiere concerto written for Teresa Orozco, by local composer Kerry Lewis with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Teresa Orozco, a passionate, world-class classical and Latin American flutist, is actively involved in the music scene as soloist, orchestral player and ensemble coach, recording artist, and studio musician. She performs with the Monterey Symphony since 1987, New Music Works since 1992, Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, since 2007. She toured with the San Francisco Merola Western Opera Company in 1993, and the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy in 1983. She has appeared as soloist with The Alemeda Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Ovation Chamber Orchestra, SJSU, and the Bay Shore Lyric Chamber Orchestra Teresa Orozco not only specializes in classical music but also performs Latin-jazz, Afro-Cuban music. She has a flute and guitar duo Kumbambe, with life partner Orlando Castro playing Romantic Latin, salsa, rhumba and Afro-Cuban music. A quintessential communicator and educator, Teresa has mentored several hundred young musicians in her many teaching positions during the last two decades including the San Jose Youth Symphony, San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra Flute Ensembles, migrant-student education in Salinas, Valley Christian Schools conservatory program, Harker Schools after school music programs, coach and clinician for several youth orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area and "in schools" demonstration coordinator for the Monterey Symphony Orchestra Woodwind section. She has moved so many with her passion, love and enthusiasm for music and is inspiring a whole new generation of students to be excellent in both musical skill and temperament.