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Hochstein String Faculty - Marcos Kreutzer

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 and String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico. Marcos is also a Suzuki Association of the Americas certified teacher.

In addition to many years of teaching and conducting in his native Brazil, Marcos taught at the Lab School at the University of New Mexico and at the Rio Grande Suzuki Association in Albuquerque, NM. He is currently the Co-Chair of the String Department and Director of the Suzuki Program at The Hochstein School where he teaches private and group classes in violin and viola and also directs the Hochstein Concertino Strings orchestra. Marcos is a founding member of a Suzuki in the Schools based program at the Rochester Prep Charter Schools in Rochester, NY.

As a performer, Marcos played in the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra for over a decade and toured Latin America with the Orquesta 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 (Música Popular Brasileira)

What people would be surprised to know about me: Before choosing the violin, I played guitar, trumpet, and trombone for a few years.