Mrs. Daniela Gongora
Violin, Viola Teacher
Daniela Gongora holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island. She began her studies at the Pallotti School of Music in Belize City, Belize. Ms. Gongora first went to Rhode Island as a participant and representative of her country in the World Scholar Athlete Games. Following that trip she received a Feinstein Scholarship to attend a school in the state of Rhode Island. Ms. Gongora was the 2000 Concerto Competition winner at the University of Rhode Island.
She has attended the Festival Pro Mundo Uno in Orvieto, Italy where she worked with Professor Michael Grube (Austria) and the International Music Festival held in Devon, England.
She was Concert Master of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra from 2006-2010.
She has given chamber music performances in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts, and internationally in Belize, Central America, and France. She performs regularly with the Franklin Performing Arts Company, MA, Little Theatre of Fall River, MA and for many other local theatres in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
She has received her Suzuki-training from pedagogues Helen Brunner-Spira, Alice Lewis
(Kingston-Ontario, Canada 1998) Ronda Cole, (Virginia, 20011) and Susan Baer (Connecticut, 2011)
She is currently teaching full time at TESS (Talent Education Suzuki School) in Norwalk, CT.
In the summer of 2001, Ms. Gongora began the Belize Music Project. This project entails hosting concerts and masterclasses in Belize with invited professors and students, as well as alumni from the Pallotti School of Music. These trips are held once every two or three years.