Samuel Vargas Scholars

SV Scholars are a small subset of qualifying students who apply and are selected by a panel of international violinists, including Maestro Vargas. SV Scholars are a part of Maestro Vargas’ personal studio, which gives them the opportunity to be integrated into the professional and artistic development activities sponsored by the Foundation. In weekly lessons, the participants are guided through an intensive study of technique, musicality, and the discovery of their individuality, outlined through pedagogical strategies and intentional repertoire sequencing. 

All instruction, courses, and materials are given to the SV Scholars at no cost. In addition, the students in this program earn the privilege to be the recipients of material donations given by the Foundation, including but not limited to strings, accessories, and music. These students usually remain in the program long-term, as enrollment extends to fit the individual needs and goals. The program also encourages and guides the most experienced performers to pursue their own experiences in the art of teaching, spreading the power of classical music and creative education beyond themselves and into their own communities.

Current SV Scholars

Sebastian Cordeiro (age 11, Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela)

Juan Hernandez (age 14, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina)

Samuel Estanga (age 20, San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela)

Erick Ramos (age 22, Lima, Peru)

Ausberto Rivas (age 27, Lima, Peru)

SV Scholar Application

The newly selected SV Scholars will be announced on December 1, 2020! If you are interested in applying in the future, please refer back here on June 1, 2021.