Marielisa Alvarez

Director, Violin Faculty

Venezuelan violinist, Marielisa Alvarez is a graduate of “El Sistema”, the National System of Youth and Children Orchestras of Venezuela. During her time in Venezuela she performed in several orchestras, including the Barquisimeto Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the Lara Symphony Orchestra. In addition she was

Mariesther Alvarez

Director, Violin Faculty

Violinist Mariesther Alvarez is a founder and co-director of the Boston String Academy, an El Sistema- inspired program which hosts an outstanding children’s string orchestra curriculum. She holds a Master of Music Degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory, where she was a student of Professor Rictor

Jorge Soto

Conductor and Violin Faculty

Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Jorge Soto is a product of El Sistema, an innovative program that uses classical music as a vehicle for social change. He began his musical studies in Venezuela at the Vicente Emilio Sojo State Conservatory, and later studied violin at the Latin American Academy of Violin

Tony Morales

Violin Faculty

A native of St. Louis Missouri, Tony recently relocated to Boston after completing his Masters of Music in performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Tony held an assistantship in the MU Graduate String Quartet, served as concertmaster of the MU philharmonic, and served leadership roles in the Columbia Civic Orchestra.

Michal Shein

Cello Faculty

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY My goal as a teacher is to make a deep connection with my students and their families, instill a great enthusiasm and love for music, while empowering students with truly effective practice skills and work ethic that make them fantastic players. TEACHING BIOGRAPHY Michal’s extensive educational work has

Madeline Stewart

Violin and Viola Faculty

Violist and violinist Madeline Stewart recently relocated to Boston to further her professional aspirations as a dedicated teacher and performer. Since her move last Fall, she joined the Boston String Academy faculty as Violin and Viola Instructor, and performed in some of the city’s most iconic concert venues including Symphony

Alexander Ullman

Cello Faculty

Cellist Alexander Ullman teaches and performs chamber music with tremendous voracity and has enjoyed being a member of the Boston String Academy faculty since 2017. Mr. Ullman is also interested in improving music education for youth. From 2014-2015 he conducted research on the coaching of chamber music and its feasibility

Suebin Jin

Cello Faculty

Cellist Suebin Jin is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she achieved a Master of Music degree. She also studied at College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree. She studied with Yeesun Kim from the Borromeo quartet at NEC. Suebin actively performs