Patricia Lorena Oropeza Keresey

Viola, Violin Teacher

Patricia Lorena Oropeza Keresey

SAA Member


Col Morelos 2da S Toluca México, MEX, Mexico
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She studied music at the National School of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as at the Conservatory of Music in the State of Mexico, with the following professors:  Ivo Valenti, Ulises Gómez, P. Vodopianov, C. Mamedov, A. Ahgabekyan and D. Espinosa. 

She was a member of the Orquesta Típica of Mexico City, the Youth Orchestra of the State of Mexico, the ensemble El Caracol, and the ensemble Ditirambo, specializing in Colonial Mexican music, Baroque music, as well as Early Music. Currently she is a member of the ensemble La Camaradería.  She has also played temporarily with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, under the conduction of Fernando Lozano and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

She has taken orchestra conduction courses with Héctor Quintanar, Sergio A. Castro, Luis Ibarra and Susan Siman, as well as baroque music courses with the violinist Richard Luby.  She participated in the Early Music workshop offered by Carlos Hinojosa at the Superior School of Music. 

She also undertook the course “Instrumental Music in the Colonial Era”, offered by Aurelio Tello; a specialized course in “Social History of Mexican Art” at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico; the courses “Suzuki Philosophy and Methodology for violin and viola” offered by Caroline Fraser, Nancy Lokken, Fernando Piñeiro, Eduardo Ludueña, Marilyn O’Boyle, April Losey, Julie Hardie, Cathryn Lee, Sarah Montzka, Elizabeth Suern-Walker and Mark Mutter; the workshop “Music and Magic: Early Stimulation through Kodaly and Suzuki Philosophies” given by Lydia Mills; and at the CENIDIM the specialized course “Historic Musicology” as well as the workshop “Musical Paleography: Iberoamerican Mensural Notation, 16th through 18th Centuries”.

Her proposed edition of José Pablo Moncayo’s Sonata de Viola was published in the journal Heterofonía, published by the Center for Musical Investigation Carlos Chávez, of the National Institute of Fine Arts.

She participated in the concert “Homage to José Pablo Moncayo on the Centenary of his Birth” at the 40th International Cervantino Festival, as well as in the Coloquio Moncayo which took place in the Manuel M. Ponce Auditorium at the National Palace of Fine Arts, performing as a soloist as well as chamber music authored by José Pablo Moncayo.

Her project, “Allegories: Mexican Music for Viola”, was accepted as part of the 17th Contest organized by the FOCAEM.

Since 1995 she has taught at the Conservatory of Music of the State of Mexico.

After several years of training and teaching the Suzuki methodology, she founded the Crescendo Suzuki Estudio, where she gives violin and viola classes.

Currently she is studying a master’s degree in Learning, Cognition and Educational Development at the International University of La Rioja, Spain.