Curtis Institute of Music string sextet
Natalie Helm and Cheeko Matsusaka
Ricardo José Rivera and Carmenchú Domínguez
Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky
Doug Wright and Hermitage Artist Retreat Guest
Puerto Rican opera singer Larisa Martínez has been praised and sought after for her "smoky soprano" (Opera News), gracing many of the world's top opera and concert stages including recent debuts as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Hollywood Bowl. In the 2022 season, Larisa Martínez toured extensively with violinist Joshua Bell, in a program entitled "Voice and the Violin" that explores repertoire ranging from classical art song and opera, to musical theater, to a series of selections by Puerto Rican and Spanish composers.
In addition to studying Vocal Performance at the Music Conservatory in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Larisa simultaneously received her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences with high honors from the University of Puerto Rico. She went on to receive a Master's degree from Mannes the New School of Music in New York City.