With her "fluidly lyrical" playing (The New York Times), violist VERONICA SALAS is a versatile performer and teacher who has been featured as soloist, chamber musician and master class artist throughout the world. As soloist she has performed with Mostly Mozart, Aspen Music Festival, USC Symphony, CW Post Orchestra, Colonial and Westfield Symphonies. Under the auspices of the State Department, she has given recitals and master classes in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan as well as touring the Greek Isles as violist of the Elysium String Quartet. Additional international venues include Japan with Mostly Mozart and New York Pops, Italy as principal violist of the Spoleto Festival and Europe with Barbra Streisand.
Salas has performed chamber music with Yoyo Ma, Eric Friedman, Lawrence Dutton, Joseph Fuchs, Stanley Drucker and is a member of Pierrot Consort, Elysium Ensemble, Canta Libre, Bronx Arts Ensemble and Modern Works String Quartet, whose recording of Ge Gan-Ru quartets for Naxos was featured as a notable recording of 2009 by The New York Times. Other recordings include a Virgil Thomson CD where Salas is a featured artist, and an all Mozart CD with Stanley Drucker and the Bach Brandenburg concerti on the Elysium label, featuring Lukas Foss.
Her work with The Queen's Chamber Band includes many recordings and frequent solo appearances, including concertos on viola d'amore.
Salas has performed at the White House as acting principal of the Eos Orchestra and is presently principal violist of American Composers Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Manhattan Philharmonic, Phantom of the Opera on 'Broadway and Westfield Symphony. She serves on the faculties of Long Island University and Bennington Chamber Music Conference.
Salas earned her B.M.A., M.M.A. and D.M.A. from the Juilliard School where she studied with Lillian Fuchs.