World-renowned guitar virtuoso Virginia Luque has turned her talents toward humanitarian relief as founder of Music for Life NYC and Music Director and Conductor of the symphony orchestra New York Women's Ensemble. Music for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to humanitarian concerns and cultural outreach through the musical arts. Ms. Luque conducted their debut concert on November 29, 2011 at Carnegie Hall, Stern /Perelman Auditorium. This performance was a great success, receiving a glowing review in the NY Times. This performance was also featured in TimeOut magazine's "Twelve things to do" and in an article in String magazine.
Ms. Luque's pursuit is to promote and display the extraordinary musical gifts and talents of the prominent players of New York Women's Ensemble. Each musician was carefully chosen by Ms. Luque for their virtuosoity as soloists, medalists from major competitions, reputable chamber players and members of some of the most prominent orchestras such as Orpheus, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, New York City Opera, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Detroit Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and others. This orchestra's combined musicianship offers a unique sound and vibrancy to the New York music scene.
Ms. Luque conducted the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in a recent recording of the Mozart Concerto in C major K.467 with GRAMMY® award winning pianist Sonia Rubinsky and the Mozart Symphony in G minor K.550.