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Ana Victoria Luperi enjoys an active career as an orchestral clarinetist, chamber musician, soloist and educator. She has appeared on major concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. Her performances have been hailed as “especially fine” by The New York Times and praised for their “magic” by The Dallas Morning News and “equal parts polish and expressivity” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Currently the principal clarinetist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, she previously held the same position with the Winnipeg Symphony.

She has performed as a guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include the National Repertory Orchestra, Tanglewood, Verbier and Mainly Mozart Orchestras.

An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with members of the Emerson, Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets and performed at the Marlboro and Mimir Festivals, the Academie Musicale Villecroze in France, the Oregon Bach Festival, Chicago's Latino Music Festival and the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society, among others. She is a founding member of the Caminos del Inka Ensemble, the latest project from Caminos del Inka, through which she shares the rich tradition of South American music in a chamber music setting.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Winnipeg, Madison and Cordoba Symphony Orchestras, the Crescendo Orchestra of Buenos Aires, and the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. Most recently, Ms. Luperi performed “Fantasia sobre Yma Sumac” for clarinet and orchestra, a work written for her by FWSO Composer-in-Residence John B Hedges, with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

A devoted educator, Ms. Luperi currently serves as Lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin and as Adjunct Faculty at Texas Christian University. She has given master classes in the US, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico, and has been on Faculty at Brandon University, the New York Summer Music Festival, the Filarmónica Jóven de Colombia and the Buffet Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ms. Luperi earned a Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Donald Montanaro. She began her musical education in her native Argentina under the instruction of Oscar Gieco, and later studied with Richard Hawkins and Yehuda Gilad. Distinctions include the First Prize in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Interlochen Fine Arts Award and the Banco Mayo Award of Buenos Aires. She has been heard in concert broadcasts on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, WRR 101.1 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Ms. Luperi is a Vandoren Artist and Clinician, and a Buffet Group USA Performing Artist.

She resides in Fort Worth with her husband Andrés Franco, Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

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