Costa Rican born percussionist Luis Herrera Albertazzi, began his studies at the age of twelve with Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra players, Alejandro Molina Salas and Bismarck Fernández Vásquez.
Luis has performed with many renowned ensembles such as the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra, Costa Rican Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Civic Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Chamber Orchestra, Callithumpian Consort, and The Orchestra Now. He has recently performed under many leading conductors including Hugh Wolff, Stefan Asbury, Carl St. Clair, Irwin Hoffman, Tan Dun, John Nelson, Jeffrey Kahane, and David Loebel. He has also accompanied celebrated soloists, including Nicholas Kitchen (Borromeo String Quartet), Simone Porter, Andreas Neufeld, Andreas Hofmeier, Néstor Torres, Gábor Tarkövi, among others. His orchestral experience has led him to perform in prestigious concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Jordan Hall, Fisher Center, Grieghallen, Stavanger Konserthus, and Oslo Konserthus.
Most recently seen as an artist in the 2018 Resonant Bodies Festival, Luis performed a new work by American composer, Andrew Haig, for voice, guitar, bass clarinet and percussion, with soprano Sophia Burgos, and mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron.
His education includes a Bachelor degree in Music Performance from the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica and both a Master Degree with Honors and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music. While at the New England Conservatory of Music he had the opportunity to study with Boston Symphony Orchestra percussionists Will Hudgins, and Daniel Bauch, as well as former percussionist Frank Epstein.
As an educator, Luis has attended festivals in Panamá City in conjunction with the Asociación Nacional de Conciertos as a Percussion Instructor. He is currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School where he works as a Percussion and Hand Drumming Instructor. At Bard College, Luis held a Percussion Fellow position working alongside member of SŌ Percussion, and his most recent engagement places him as a percussionist in The Orchestra Now.
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