Puerto Rican Violinist, Jorge Abreu started his violin studies when he was 11 years old at Escuela Libre de Música in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Later on he was part of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music Preparatory division studying under the tutelage of Lorena Valdez. During his preparatory years Abreu took part of “El Sistema” orchestras in Puerto Rico (Música 100x35) in which he was under the baton of the Venezuelan conductor Eddy Marcano. Inspired in “El Sistema” and Goshen College education on social justice he gave a violin workshop on the Juvenile Detention Center in Humacao, Puerto Rico and is looking for more opportunities to integrate music as a strong tool for social change to help marginalized communities.
In the summer of 2011 he took part of the Pilsen International Music Festival in the Czech Republic in which he had the opportunity to study with Solomia Soroka. A year after that, he was accepted into the Schlern Music Festival in Italy to study under the tutelage of Dr. Soroka and other professors like Alexandre Brussilovsky and Vladimir Landsman. He started his college studies majoring in music performance at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music with Professor Francisco Cabán. In the fall of 2013 he transferred to Goshen College in Indiana, USA to study under the tutelage of Solomia Soroka. Jorge won this year’s Goshen College concerto competition and played Pablo de Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen with the GC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Fashun. Nowadays, he teaches violin and orchestra sectionals at the Community School of the Arts at Goshen College and will graduate this next December .