Globe trotting violist, Claudia Encinas, daughter of musicians and mother to many brain children serves as the Heifetz International Music Institute’s Office, Operations, and Tour Manager. Claudia holds a degree in viola performance and has worked extensively in the areas of music education and performing arts administration. Before coming to the Heifetz Institute, she worked as the Administrative Coordinator for the New York City based start-up opera company, Bare Opera, and taught violin and piano lessons to a few private students in Manhattan. During the summer of 2015 Claudia served as the Lead Administrative and Artistic Liaison for the Heifetz Institute, which ultimately led to her accepting a full-time position with the Institute.
Claudia is also the Marketing and Logistics Coordinator for the Premier Orchestral Institute in Jackson, MS.