Instrument/Department: String Department Co-Chair; Suzuki Program Coordinator; Violin; Viola; Director of Concertino Strings
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2008
Marcos Kreutzer holds a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of New Mexico where he also completed comprehensive String Pedagogy coursework. Kreutzer is also a Suzuki Association of the Americas certified teacher with training completed in all 10 units of the Suzuki Violin School, Every Child Can!, and Suzuki Principles in Action units.
In addition to many years of teaching and conducting in his native Brazil, Kreutzer also taught at the Lab School at the University of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Suzuki Association In Albuquerque, NM.
As a performer, Kreutzer played in the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra for many years and toured Latin America with the Orquestra Sinfónica del Mercosur. He was a regular guest violinist with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra and the FUNDARTE Chamber Orchestra.
More About Marcos Kreutzer
Hometown: Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
What inspires me: Seeing children grow in, with, and through music.
Why the arts matter: As Nietzsche said: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Favorite things to do in Rochester area: The parks, the concerts, the summer festivals!
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Probably at home or walking in a park somewhere.
My favorite local restaurant: Right now, Texas de Brazil
Favorite place(s) to travel: New York City, Washington DC
Favorite movie, TV show, composer, style of music: Dead Poets Society, The Walking Dead, Bach, Classical, Jazz, Progressive Rock, MPB
What people would be surprised to know about me: Before choosing the violin, I played guitar, trumpet, and trombone for a few years.