Marcos Kreutzer

Violin, Viola Teacher, Administrator

Marcos Kreutzer

SAA Member


Rochester, NY
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Marcos Kreutzer began his violin studies with Luiz Benke in his native Brazil. He attended the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance. In 2006 Marcos moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he earned a Master’s degree in violin performance under the instruction of Dr. Cármelo de los Santos at the University of New Mexico. At UNM, Marcos also did extensive coursework in String pedagogy and did long-term Suzuki training with Susan Kempter.

Marcos is currently co-Chair of the String department at the Hochstein School in Rochester, NY, where he is also the coordinator of the Suzuki program and the director of the Concertino Strings Orchestra. At Hochstein, Marcos has a large and vibrant studio with students of all ages studying traditional and Suzuki violin and viola. In 2022, along with two other string teachers, Marcos conceived and started a Suzuki in the Schools based orchestra program at the Rochester Prep elementary schools where currently 3rd grade students receive daily violin, viola, and cello lessons.

As a performer, Marcos played in the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra for many years and was a regular guest violinist with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra and the FUNDARTE Chamber Orchestra. Currently he is a member of the Cordancia Chamber Orchestra where he enjoys exploring and playing new and old music with colleagues from the Rochester area.