Mr Juan Munoz
Mr Juan Munoz [Performance Degree in Violin (Catholic University of Santiago, Chile)] is currently lecturer in violin, viola, and chamber music, at Rhodes University, and conductor of the Rhodes String Ensemble and Orchestra.
Highly-acclaimed Chilean violinist-conductor Juan Luis Munoz has made South Africa his home for the past 19 years, playing a very active and vital role in the country's musical life. Born in Santiago, he studied under Prof. Fernando Ansaldi and Prof. Sergio Prieto at the Catholic University of Santiago (Chile). There, he was concertmaster of the University of Santiago Symphony Orchestra and toured throughout Chile, Argentina and Peru as soloist and concertmaster of the MINEDUC Orchestra.
Mr. Munoz moved to South Africa as sub-principal violinist of the CAPAB Orchestra. He has since then performed numerous concerts as leader of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Music Initiative, Free State Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and as conductor of the Cape Town Baroque Ensemble which he founded.