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Mexican-born violinist Anabel Ramirez Detrick began studying the violin at age six in her native country with Ukrainian violinist Gari Petrenko. By 1991 she had twice won the National Violin Competition in Mexico and the following year Ms. Detrick was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Ollin Yoliztly School of the Arts in Mexico City. She won the ‘Carlos Chavez’ competition in 1992. At age 16, she came to the US to study at the University of Houston under the sponsorship of the Starling Foundation Scholarship Fund, where she completed her Bachelor’s of Music Performance under the supervision of Fredell Lack. She subsequently completed her Masters Degree at the University of British Columbia.


A core violinist of Apollo Chamber Players since 2012, she is also a core member of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet Orchestras. Anabel frequently performs with Mercury Chamber Orchestra, ROCO and Ars Lyrica. ​


Ms. Detrick has participated in music festivals throughout the world, including the Aspen Music Festival with Dorothy Delay and the Mozarteum of Salzburg with Carlo Chiarappa. Ms. Detrick was the winner of the 1998 American String Teachers Association regional competition as well as the Musicorda Concerto Competition. She was awarded the 2002 Mozart Medal for musical achievements and has appeared as soloist with all the major orchestras in her home country, including the National Symphony and Mineria Symphony, and with the Galveston, Clear Lake, Woodlands, Ludwig and San Antonio Symphonies in the U.S.


Ms. Detrick performs on a 1997 Frank Ravatin violin and Robert Morrow bow.

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