Specializes in: Violin, Viola & Piano
Education: DePaul University, Indiana University

Larissa is a Filipino-American viola and violin teacher dedicated to sharing her passion for music. Selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, she performed Debussy’s String Quartet, Op.10 at the U.S. Capitol for members of the 114th U.S. Congress. She was also invited to perform for Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines in 2012. In 2021, she was accepted to the Civic Orchestra of Chicago after performing with The Orchestra Now for the 2019/2020 seasons. With The Orchestra Now, she performed regularly at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She also performed at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and on live television for Georgia Public Broadcasting. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at DePaul University, from the studio of Rami Solomonow, and her Master of Music degree at Indiana University from the studio of Edward Gazouleas.

Larissa has taught over sixty music students throughout nine years as a private lessons and group class instructor, violin/viola sectional and quartet coach, and substitute string orchestra director. She has assisted string teachers at Bowling Green State University and the Georgia Cobb County School District System at public middle and high schools. She has also taught violin group classes at Centro Autonomo in Chicago. Her music pedagogy teachers include Dr. Olga Kaler, Dr. Carla Trynchuk, Dr.
Clifford Colnot, Dr. Frank Diaz, and Mimi Zweig.