One of Chile’s most distinguished musicians, Luz Manriquez has appeared as soloist, recitalist and in chamber ensembles throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
She was born in Santiago, where she studied with Elena Weiss at the Escuela Moderna de Musica. Upon graduation, she continued advanced studies under Edith Fisher in Switzerland and Maria Iris Radrigán at the Catholic University in Chile. Following the completion of her master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ms. Manriquez was appointed to the faculty as Artist Lecturer in Piano and Chamber Music.
Her artistry, combined with an innate musical sensitivity to others, has made Ms. Manriquez much sought after as chamber musician and accompanist. She has been a featured soloist with Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Renaissance Winds and performs frequently with Principals of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She is a regular guest of the Shadyside Concert Series in Pittsburgh and gives numerous recitals in Chile’s most important venues.
Ms. Manriquez was the supporting pianist in “It’s Peaceful Here” on Arabesque Records and in “Made in U.S.A.” on Ocean Records, featuring violinist Andrés Cárdenes. She also collaborated in recordings of works by contemporary composers Reza Vali, Efrain Amaya, Nancy Galbraith and Davis Stock.