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Beatriz Helguera-Snow

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MM Southern Methodist University
Concert Pianist Diploma with Highest Honors, National Conservatory of Music of Mexico

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Born in Mexico City, Beatriz studied with Maria Teresa Rodriguez, one of Mexico's finest pianists, at the National Conservatory of Music. Upon graduation, she received the Concert Pianist Diploma with highest honors. She also holds a master's degree in Piano Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, where she was a student of Dallas Symphony pianist Alfred Mouledous. She received the Meadows Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award and the Epstein Bnai Brith Award. With her husband, cellist Andrew Snow, she is the founder of the Chicago Pan-American Ensemble, a group that engages some of Chicagos finest musicians and performs the traditional repertoire of trios, quartets and quintets with a blend of classical Latin American and American music.
In her native Mexico, Beatriz played as a soloist with the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra (Orquesta de Cmara de Bellas Artes), State of Mexico Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfnica del Estado de Mxico) and others. She has played solo and chamber music recitals in all major recital halls of Mxico City, including live broadcasts for Radio UNAM. Additionally, she is a member of CAMTA (Chicago Area Music Teachers Association) and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).
Beatriz is an active performer as a recitalist and chamber musician and is in great demand as an accompanist, performing for many music festivals, graduate recitals, competitions and master classes throughout Chicago. Her chamber music concerts include live performances for WFMT Radio in Chicago. In addition to a very active performance schedule, Beatriz is equally engaged with teaching young pianists. Besides being part of the piano faculty at DePaul University Music Department Community division, she holds a busy piano studio and has also been a faculty member of the MYA Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop since 2009. She also was part of the piano faculty at Betty Haag Suzuki Academy for almost 10 years. She has 2 children, both musicians.