Romanian-born violinist Ruxandra Marquardt attended the ‘George Enescu’ School of Music and Conservatory of Music in Bucharest. As a young musician, she won several prizes and medals in international competitions such as “Concertino” Prague, Henryk Wieniawski, Tibor Varga, All-Romania Prize, and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. After immigrating to the U.S., she was the youngest Associate Concertmaster in the U.S. She was also Principal Second Violin and Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida and guest Concertmaster with the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Boulder Philharmonic. Ms. Marquardt’s solo performances include appearances with the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Boston Virtuosi, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the San Marco Chamber Society. As a chamber musician, she has participated in the Bayreuth Music Festival in Germany, Skaneateles Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, the Grand Tetons Music Festival, Serenata Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Opera. Since moving to New Mexico, Ms. Marquardt has appeared as a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Chatter Chamber Music Series. She frequently performs in the Abiquiu Music Festival, Serenata Santa Fe, and is a member of the Santa Fe Symphony. Ms. Marquardt is a dedicated and highly prized violin teacher and chamber coach in Central New Mexico.