Ana Ruth Bermudez

Vivace Orchestra Conductor

A sought-after soloist, recitalist and pedagogue, Ana Ruth Bermudez graduated in Cello Performance from the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music and the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana, Cuba. She specialized in Cello Performance at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow. Bermudez has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Cuba, Russia, Spain, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, England, Japan, and all over the United States. She has recorded for television, theater, radio and cinema in Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, and the US, and has played with numerous orchestras, such as the Moscow International Chamber Orchestra, Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, Bell Canto Symphony Orchestra, among others.  She was the principal cello of the Havana Chamber Orchestra from 1986 to 1993, and artistic director from 1991.

A committed teacher, Ana Ruth Bermudez has taught at the Escuela Nacional de Musica and at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music, and the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas, Venezuela. From 1993 to 2000 she was a part of the Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela. Bermudez continued her teaching activity at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and at Alverno College in Milwaukee, where she also played as a principal cello with the Skylight Opera Theater, and at various music schools in Philadelphia and in New York (2009-2012).  In 2012 she returned to the Sistema and began an intense artistic and pedagogical project at the Academia Latinoamericana de Violoncello. Currently she is the String Orchestra conductor at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and the Vivace Orchestra Conductor, a Cello and Chamber music faculty at Musicall.