Alana Lopez is a gifted performer and dedicated violin teacher who has developed a palate for all genres of music. In 2007, she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of British Columbia. She studied with Andrew Dawes, Jasper Wood and Nancy DiNovo. Alana is passionate about small ensemble and orchestral performance, and has worked with many of the leading talents in Canada. She received orchestral training in programs such as the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Alana has performed on stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and is a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony.
In 2016, Alana co-founded the Somerset Trio; creating unique chamber music programs performed across the lower mainland in concert halls and smaller home settings. Their programs combine legendary classics with familiar contemporary selections and aim to refresh their listeners through an interactive and immersive experience.
Outside of the classical genre, her experience in the music industry is very diverse. Alana has shared the stage with various pop, rock and jazz artists and has been featured as a guest with Toque Flamenco in Vancouver and Victoria dance festivals.
Alana enjoys teaching private and group classes using both the Suzuki and RCM methods. The abilities of today’s young performers continue to fascinate her; she hopes to nurture the drive and curiosity of the next generation of musicians.