Carla Kountoupes is a member of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and Piazzolla da Camera Piano Trio. Carla has toured and performed professionally with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Central America, Taiwan, Germany and all over the United States. A dedicated music educator, she is currently on the faculty at the New Mexico School for the Arts and is director of the orchestra program at the Mandela International Magnet School. She holds a degree from Oberlin Conservatory and enjoys performing and recording many genres of music in addition to classical, including Latin/world, alt-rock/pop and jazz. Carla’s violin was made in the 1740s and was inherited from her grandfather.