Ana Luna is a French-Colombian violinist, born and raised in the United States. She is currently based in Denver and is an avid performer, educator and arts administrator. Ana is classically trained but is also proficient in jazz, improvisation and pop music and can be seen subbing regularly with the all female electric string quartet, Spinphony.
One of Ana's main focuses is new music and collaboration and she has worked to bring new works to life with composers such as Lisa Bielawa, Ryan Lindveit, Samantha Wolf, Andrew Dewey and Sergio Herrera, among others. She is also passionate about performing with a diverse range of artists, and was most recently seen at the Ball Arena (Denver) and World Arena (Colorado Springs) performing with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Interested in serving her community through the arts, Ana Luna is currently the Director of the Alliance for Music Education Equity, where she hopes to work with Denver organizations to make music education more equitable and accessible around the city. Ana is also proud to have created her own project "Performers for Change" online during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes to produce live concerts under the same name in 2022.
As an orchestral player, she has appeared with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Symphony. During her training as a classical musician, she participated in many festivals, these include the Domaine Forget Academy in Quebec, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC and a Violin Fellowship at the Texas Music Festival in Houston, TX. She has performed under the batons of great conductors such as Brett Mitchell, Yoav Talmi, Andres Franco, Gerard Schwartz and Ari Pelto.
As a chamber musician, she has played with groups at the Domaine Forget Academy, the Texas Music Festival, the Eastern Music Festival, the Florida State University and the Lamont School of Music. Ms. Uribe has also been an active part of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists in New York City since March of 2020. She has studied under artists such as Neal Carey, Basil Vendryes, Shannon Thomas, Elizabeth Phelps and Qing Li. Most notably, in 2014, she was chosen as the second violinist for the Miami Music Project String Quintet. The group travelled to Paris, France to bring the works of Cuban, Haitian and Brazilian composers to the International St. Denis Festival. Her string quartet was also given an honorable mention for their performance of the Barber String Quartet at the 2020 Lamont Chamber Music Honors competition. Their online recording of Islam Chipsy's Zaghlala also brought them recognition from the Kronos Quartet, who reposted their performance on social media in June of 2020.
Ms. Uribe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Florida State University’s College of Music where she studied with Corinne Stillwell as well as a Master's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music where she served as teaching assistant to Linda Wang and Igor Pikayzen.