Originally from Mexico, Luis Angel Salazar has given tours nationally and internationally as a member of different ensembles, as a soloist and an educator. Luis Salazar has joined the St. Petersburg String Quartet in 2014 with whom he has performed in Europe, Canada and United States in festivals and halls such as Toronto Concert Hall, Music Barge in New York, Music Mountain in Connecticut, Russian Music Festival in Lucerne, Henschel String Quartet Festival in Germany, and Music Bridges in Texas, among others.
As themember of the St. Petersburg String Quartet he has collaborated with artist and groups such as Arianna String Quartet, Borealis String Quartet, Henschel String Quartet, James Dick, Oleg Poliansky, Stefan Milenkovich, among others.
Recently graduated with his Bachelor in Music Performance from Wichita State University, Luis Salazar currently studies his Master’s in Music Performance under Dr. Olga Kaler at DePaul University.He has received numerous awards and prizes from different institutions in Mexico and United States such as a three-time 1st prizewinner of the Wollf Bing Chamber Music Competition, St. Petersburg String Quartet Concerto Competition, 3rd prize at Arapahoe Concerto Competition, Wichita State University Concerto-Aria Competition, Premio Municipal y Estatal de la Juventud (MEX), OrgulloBajacaliforniano (MEX) and Talentos de Baja California (MEX).
In his teaching experience, Luiz Salazar has had the opportunity to teach masterclasses and conduct youth orchestras in national and international tours. In his native town, Ensenada, he has given masterclasses to students from different institutions such as Centro de Estudios Musicales, UABC (University of Baja California), Esperanza Azteca, and REDES; as well as sectionals in orchestra festivals and demonstrations in schools from kindergarten to high school level. In United States, as a former member of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, he had the opportunity to teach in the St. Petersburg String Quartet Summer Academy, solfege, harmony, history and chamber music, and in Canada had the opportunity to give masterclasses at the Glenn Gould Conservatory of Music.