Tamiris Souza

Tamiris Souza

Tamiris is a professional violinist and singer based in Ottawa, Canada.  She holds a Masters' degree in violin performance from the University of Ottawa. She teaches violin, viola, cello, piano and voice.
 
As a performer, she had the opportunity to play in several international music festivals, such as MDR MusikSommer and Young Euro Classic (Germany), Grachtenfestival (Netherlands), Berlioz Festival (France), Iberian Suite Festival and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (USA). She also took violin lessons with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Summerfest - Young Artist Program, during which she assumed the concertmaster position of the orchestra. In addition to that, she had been a violinist at São Paulo State Youth Orchestra for six years, where she had opportunities to play with great soloists and work with renowned conductors such as Frank Shipway, George Stelluto, Rolf Beck, Guillaume Bourgogne, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
 
Furthermore, her work focus is on playing classical and traditional western music repertoire, as well as pieces that bring elements from folk, indigenous, and/or pop music from the 20th or 21st Century, such as Brazilian jazz and MPB. She also performs songs from the '20s, tango, 40' and 50' (such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley's songs), and other pop songs (Michael Bubble, Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, etc). Her fundamental educational philosophy is that music learning should be curiosity driven, active, enjoyable, and lead to the student's self-expression. Students should have fair access to instruction suited to their abilities, interests and talents.