Ana Lucia Galarza

Ana Lucía Galarza began playing the cello at age eight, and quickly showed promise in both technique and musicianship. Born in Barcelona, Spain, she follows a musical legacy five generations strong. Her eclectic inclination towards cello performance and sound recording led her to being selected by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to attend the Future Music Moguls workshop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in 2012.

An accomplished chamber musician, she is an alumna of the 2010 and 2011 Sphinx Performance Academy. Currently a student of renowned cellist, Lois Errante, she has also participated in the Chamber Music Institute for Young Musician’s at the Stamford Center for the Arts for three consecutive years.

She currently studies songwriting, composition, and recording technology under producer Kenny Cash and vocalist Ethan Isaac at The Factory Underground Studios. Her drive for success have allowed her to become a member of New York chapter of The Recording Academy. Her most recent collaboration with the pop duo Che-Val, explores pop, hip-hop, chamber music, and mixed styles.

Since 2006, she joined the award-winning Norwalk Youth Symphony, of Norwalk, Connecticut with whom she went on to perform at Tanglewood. In 2013, Ana Lucía’s cello performance with the Norwalk High School Principal Orchestra at the World Strides Heritage Performance in Kissimmee, Florida, granted her the Maestro Award.

Besides expanding her music education, Ana Lucía gives back to her community by devoting time as the development intern of INTAKE Music, an organization that strives to make classical music relevant through native instruments and repertoire.

In May of 2013, she received a music scholarship to start her undergraduate studies in honor of National Heritage Fellow, Ilias Kementzidis.

Thanks to the inaugural MPower scholarship from the Sphinx Organization, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Music Composition and Sound Recording from The City College of New York.