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Sancho Manzano III


Albeit his humble background, violinist Sancho Manzano III has become a celebrated pedagogue and performer. Having hosted masterclasses in performance strategies and music physiotherapy for Boston University, Curtis Institute, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Music Teachers National Association, New York University, University of Oregon, Peabody Institute, Royal Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory Toronto, Schulich School of Music (McGill) and Stanford University, Sancho can claim himself a veteran clinician.


Under the tutelage of renowned musicians Dominika Falger, Jose Flores, Greg Fulkerson, Ida Kavafian, Patinka Kopec, Steven Moeckel, Ronald Patterson, and Gerhard Schultz, Sancho has gained a wealth of experience in his 22 years as a violinist.


Sancho completed his undergraduate work at the University of Arizona, earned his MM in String Pedagogy and MA in Musicology from the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and completed his DMus in Violin Performance and PhD in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music London.

The opportunities afforded to Sancho have served as an inspiration to continue teaching and performing despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. At present, Sancho remains active in his community’s musical scene, performing with the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, the Engelmann Quartet/Quintet, the Sky Islands Chamber Society, coaching the Cochise County Youth Orchestra, and participating in any music performance opportunities he can while maintaining a private violin and viola studio.


University of Arizona., State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart HMDK Stutt

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