A well-versed, bilingual, highly creative, accomplished professional classical musician, educator, independent writer and artistic photographer. Ms. Barbara Careaga was born in Concepción, Chile. She started her violin studies with Américo Giusti at age 9. As a child, she won the Jóvenes Talentos competition to perform as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción in several occasions. In addition, she played as a supplemental violinist with this orchestra during her teen years.