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A native of Miami, Michelle Sanchez began studying viola at age nine. Ms. Sanchez started pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance in 2009 under the tutelage of Michael Klotz.
Throughout her college career Ms Sanchez has had the opportunity to play for many renowned conductors such as David Effron, James Judd and Grzegorz Nowak. In addition, she has performed with Sherill Milnes, Ross Harbaugh and Ida Haendel. Ms Sanchez has also participated in master classes withJames Ehnes, Michael Tree, Richard O’Niell, Roberto Diaz and Yizhak Schotten. In addition, Ms. Sanchez had the privilege of joining the South Shore Orchestra for their China Tour 2015-2016.
In 2013, Ms Sanchez began working with the Miami Music Project helping teach beginning music theory, offering lessons, and serving as conducting assistant for several of the children orchestras the program offers. Furthermore, Ms Sanchez has done extensive work as a teacher, both privately and with community music programs. She has maintained a private studio in addition to working at local music conservatories.
Ms Sanchez completed her Masters Degree at Florida International University in Viola Performance in spring of 2016 and continues to work professionally with orchestras in the Miami area.