Camerata Atlântica

Camerata Atlântica is a musical project founded by the Venezuelan violinist Ana Beatriz Manzanilla, its artistic director. It consists of a reunion of excellent professional musicians, in the common purpose of performing with the greatest possible fidelity and dedication diverse styles and musical periods, through the sessions of individual training and collective work. Camerata Atlântica has the flexibility to be able to be enlarged in number of instrumentalists, depending on the repertoire which is performed.

After its inaugural concert in November 2013, Camerata Atlântica recorded a promotional DVD with works by composers from Latin America. Has performed consecutively with great success in Dias da Música Festival since 2014 at  Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), at the Leiria International Music Festival, at the Ourique Music Festival, at the Experience Festival of the University of Lisbon and at the Grand Auditorium of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Young Musicians Awards 2014. It included the participation of the bass player Edicson Ruiz as guest soloist and organized masterclasses for young bass players. In 2015 Camerata Atlântica performed with trumpeter Pancho Flores in a concert of the music season of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Camerata Atlântica founded Vasco Barbosa National String Competition which had its first edition in 2015.

In May 2016 was selected by Antena 2 to perform "Fuga para a America Latina" ​​at the closing concert of the special series for the Radios European Union entitled "The influence of Latin America", with transmissions in Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania.

In 2017 was invited to participate in the official program of Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture and for several concerts in Spain.

Recently the Camerata Atlântica has released its first  CD entitled "Fuga para a America Latina".

Ana Beatriz Manzanilla | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

In her curriculum with an extensive musical activity, she has performed in recitals and concerts accompanied by the most important orchestras of his country - such as the Simón Bolívar Symphony and the Municipal Orchestra of Caracas - and with National Orchestra of Panama, The Munich Youth Orchestra, the Rhodanien Philharmonic of France and, in Portugal, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra, Algarve Orchestra, Lisbon Sinfonietta and the Classical Orchestra of the Center. Also performed in other countries such as  Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Belgium. Born in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) studied violin with Prof. José Francisco del Castillo. From 1989 she studied with Rony Rogoff and in 1995 studied at the European Mozart Academy in Krakow (Poland). For several years she was part of the Lara Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela) as  assistant concertmaster. She was concertmaster of the Northern Orchestra. Ana Manzanilla recorded two CD with duos for violin and viola with Pedro Saglimbeni Muñoz, and with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Mozart's Concerto in  G, in the year of the 50th anniversary of that orchestra.

Venezuelan violinist, member of the Gulbenkian Orchestra since 1996.


Founder and artistic director of Camerata Atlântica, she is also teacher at the High School of Music in Lisbon. In Portugal she has developed a dynamic work with young people, namely as co-founder of the Orquestra Geração, tutor since 2013, of the Gulbenkian Stage for Orchestra,  creator and director of the Vasco Barbosa National String Competition and string conductor for the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Lisbon New Opera.

Ana Beatriz Manzanilla graduated from the El Sistema de Orquestras Juvenis de Venezuela.


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