Violin, Viola, and Cello
Nataly Linares is originally from Bogotá, Colombia where she began her musical studies at age 17 with the double bass as her main instrument. She has been deeply moved by her own musical and pedagogical ambitions which drove her to learn how to play the guitar in order to use it as a teaching tool with her students.
Her pedagogical experience began in her country by working with children through Batuta National Foundation, where worked as a cello/ double bass instructor and pre-orchestra ensembles conductor. As a part of her Job she constantly received pedagogical and musical workshops including: Orff, Dalcroze, Kodaly, voice lessons, flute lessons, Colombian folk music, percussion and guitar.
She complemented her musical instruction in Double Bass with academic coursework and piano at the university, receiving a bachelor degree from Central University in Bogota and a masters degree in double bass performance at University of Houston.
As a double bass player she has joined several orchestras and ensembles like: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá, Sincopados ensemble, Bayou city Bass Quartet, Central University’s Chamber Orchestra, University of Houston Symphony Orchestra, Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra, Orford Academy Orchestra (Canada), National Music Festival, The Symphony of South Texas, Brazos Valley symphony orchestra. Furthermore she has participated in master classes and workshops with double bass teachers such as: Jonathan Camps, Ilko Russev, Dennis Chabot, Constantine Greco, Jeff Bradetich, Edgar Meyer, Tim Pitts, Sandor Ostlund, Alí Yazdanfar, Paul Ellison, Robert Stiles, Andres Martin, Diego Zecharies, among others.
She is currently working as a music teacher, freelance musician and arranger combining academic, folk, and popular music.